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jenn_smash: 5 of 5 stars to Watermark by Joseph Brodsky

tabbytunes: “Venice is eternity itself.” – Joseph Brodsky

nowiknowmyabcs: "There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them." - Joseph Brodsky

DriaPustaka: “There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.” ― Joseph Brodsky

amanfewwords: There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them. Joseph Brodsky

pandoragorman: Life is short, and if you've noticed, it ends. ~ Joseph Brodsky

loverus8: "their eyes are full of sunset, their hearts are full of dawn." - Joseph Brodsky

chaven: George was meticulous, reserved, deeply principled; Brodsky was an evident genius, a Catherine wheel of a man, who fraternized w/the leading cultural figures of his time. The two were lucky to have found each other–yet their personalities were worlds apart.

TheWilsonCenter: READ: "Poetry and Politics in the Crucible of History: Joseph Brodsky, James H. Billington, and the End of the Soviet Union"

_ladymurdaa: “For darkness restores what light cannot repair.” - Joseph Brodsky

shikharrrrrrr: For what distinguishes us from the rest of the animal kingdom is precisely the gift of speech. Poetry is not a form of entertainment and in a certain sense not even a form of art, but it is our anthropological, genetic goal, our evolutionary, linguistic beacon." Joseph Brodsky

Miiguelandujarr: "Life the way it really is, is a battle not between bad and good, but between bad and worse." -Joseph Brodsky

Pendidikan4Id: “There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.” ― Joseph Brodsky

i_wish_u_love: How delightful to find a friend in everyone Joseph Brodsky

DriaPustaka: “There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.” ― Joseph Brodsky

aquotebot: “If there’s any deity to me, it’s language.” –Joseph Brodsky

RussianEmbassy: HRH Prince Michael of Kent & Joseph Brodsky's daughter Anna at the launch of anthology of poems dedicated to Brodsky http://t.co/jFnJef9IIG

PushpaVibes: A pointed finger is a victim’s logo - Joseph Brodsky

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OldBooksEcho: There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them. -Joseph Brodsky

OldBooksEcho: What I like about cities is that everything is king size, the beauty and the ugliness. -Joseph Brodsky

Avantpage: "Brodsky’s first book in America, 1973’s Joseph Brodsky: Selected Poems, changed my life as well as the poet’s—and all the translations were Kline’s." One writer shares a translator's impact on her understanding of Brodsky's poetry.

SophiaCycles1: Of all the parts of your body, be most vigilant over your index finger, for it is blame-thirsty. A pointed finger is a victim's logo.~Joseph Brodsky

novl_official: “There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.” ― Joseph Brodsky

PointyTragus: Though I did go to a symposium with Joseph Brodsky where someone started opining about the Russian soul, & Brodsky said, "Stop there, because you're about to say something silly"

ChristianHale84: The Soviet Union loved social work! But it was focused on "tuneyadstvo", or social parasites (a criminal offense). Joseph Brodsky was convicted as a parasite because his work as a poet and a part-time worker of unskilled jobs failed to contribute to building socialism.

bradwetzler: “Every writing career starts as a quest for sainthood. Eventually one discovers that his pen accomplishes more than his soul.”Joseph Brodsky

Ihsan__22: Boredom is your window on the properties of time that one tends to ignore to the likely peril of one's mental equilibrium. It is your window on time's infinity. Once this window opens, don't try to shut it; on the contrary, throw it wide open. -Joseph Brodsky

trilobite_1970: In the era of overpopulation, evil (as well as good), becomes as mediocre as its subjects. To become a tyrant, one had better be dull - Joseph Brodsky

RamonSomoza1: There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them. Joseph Brodsky

roomynaqvy: A brilliant tribute to George Kline, Joseph Brodsky's translator. Sensitive and really worth reading. I might as well order the book.

cainmarkj: There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them~Joseph Brodsky, Poet

ChristianTeresi: “But any poet, no matter how much he writes, expresses in his verse, physically or statistically speaking, at most one-tenth of his life’s reality.” Joseph Brodsky from his essay on Mandelstam, “The Child of Civilization.”

gratefuldirt: “There are worse crimes than burning books, one of them is not reading them” -Poet Joseph Brodsky

Caterina: Tyranny is seldom synonymous with expertise. —Joseph Brodsky

DriaPustaka: “There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.” ― Joseph Brodsky

eclectictales: On page 318 of 560 of Collected Poems in English, by Joseph Brodsky

EmilyKNewman10: “For darkness restores what light cannot repair” ~ Joseph Brodsky

jessica_tyciak: There are worse crimes than burning books- one, is not reading them;) Joseph Brodsky ☮️

aquotebot: “If there’s any deity to me, it’s language.” –Joseph Brodsky

DriaPustaka: “There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.” ― Joseph Brodsky

bret_jensen: “There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.”― Joseph Brodsky

bret_jensen: "There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.”― Joseph Brodsky

Pendidikan4Id: “There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.” ― Joseph Brodsky

exotiknuella: "At all costs try to avoid granting yourself the status of the victim." -Joseph Brodsky

MichaelMcColly: "Anyone who regards poetry as an entertainment, as "a read", commits an anthropological crime, in the first place, against himself." --Joseph Brodsky

MichaelMcColly: when you shudder at how infinitesimally small you are, remember: space that appears to need nothing does crave, as a matter of fact, an outside gaze, a criterion of emptiness--of its depth & scope. And it's only you who can do the job. --Joseph Brodsky

MichaelMcColly: "Self-effacement is not a virtue but a necessity, recognized most often toward evening. Though numerically it is easier not to be me than not to be you. As the swan confessed to the lake: I don't like myself. But you are welcome to my reflection." -- Joseph Brodsky

chinnypanda_: Cherish your human connections: your relationships with friends and family. -Joseph Brodsky KYLE RafaPangangampanya

JairajSinghR: As Joseph Brodsky says, it starts with the language

justice4_ssr: I wish you were here, dear, I wish you were here. I wish I knew no astronomy when stars appear, when the moon skims the water that sighs and shifts in its slumber. I wish it were still a quarter to dial your number. Joseph Brodsky ♥️ Sushant In Our Hearts ♥️

_crismenchwings: How delightful to find a friend in everyone. Joseph Brodsky VIBE WedCRISMAR

MarshaWietecha: The word today is Concise. “Poetry is not only the most Concise way of conveying the human experience; it also offers the highest possible standards for any linguistic operation.” Joseph Brodsky. “Vigorous writing is Concise.” William Strunk, Jr.

ilya_poet: for hardcore admirers of Zagajewski, here is a little gift for you. You will recognize Joseph Brodsky and Zbegnew Herbert on the left. Poetry weddings!

catoletters: “The longer you stay skeptical, doubtful, intellectually uncomfortable, the better it is for you.” ― Joseph Brodsky

CerebralWisdom: Life-the way it really is-is a battle not between good and bad, but between bad and worse. - Joseph Brodsky

SKPapers: Religious Metaphysics and Poetics of the Language of Joseph Brodsky (to the 80th Anniversary of the Poet's Birth)

eclectictales: On page 154 of 560 of Collected Poems in English, by Joseph Brodsky

morbachgilberto: What is this? Sadness? Yes, perhaps. A little tune that never stops. One knows by heart its downs and ups. (Joseph Brodsky, January 1, 1965)

diaryofaneditor: Watermark by Joseph Brodsy almost came up in conversation twice, so I thought I'd write about it

JMGuix: "If I learned the construction of a poem from anyone, then it was from de Régnier. Even though he writes fiction. When it comes to construction, my main teachers have been de Régnier and Bach." CONVERSATIONS WITH JOSEPH BRODSKY

Bernard_Lane: *Joseph Brodsky’s Jacket* should be the title of an anthology celebrating the generosity & indebtedness of poets living & dead.

aggarwalatbar: What a beautiful speech

BikesBooksOther: Poetry and Politics in the Crucible of History: Joseph Brodsky, James H. Billington, and the End of the Soviet Union, by John Van Oudenaren

DriaPustaka: “There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.” ― Joseph Brodsky

RamonSomoza1: There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them. Joseph Brodsky

CerebralWisdom: Life-the way it really is-is a battle not between good and bad, but between bad and worse. - Joseph Brodsky

tiagopeixoto: I've turned 40 yesterday. For all of you also reaching this phase, here's a poem by Joseph Brodsky that captures the moment: 1/6

KITPARKER: Sept. 1979, I started in the Columbia University MFA program in Poetry. Joseph Brodsky was my teacher then. Below is my sketch of him from memory in the conference room in Dodge Hall. Brodsky was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1987.

MSweeneyAuthor: “There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.” – Joseph Brodsky

DriaPustaka: “There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.” ― Joseph Brodsky

LarryBrewer1: "There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them." Joseph Brodsky

RussGRNnWhite: “There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.” / Poet Joseph Brodsky, quoted in Parade

hecaT__e: "Only fire can grasp a winter" . . . Joseph Brodsky, Tsushima Screen

CerebralWisdom: Life-the way it really is-is a battle not between good and bad, but between bad and worse. - Joseph Brodsky

raybyers1: “There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them” Poet Joseph Brodsky, quoted in Parade

germyradin: "One of my teachers at Columbia was Joseph Brodsky... and he said 'look,' he said, 'you Americans, you are so naïve. You think evil is going to come into your houses wearing big black boots. It doesn’t come like that. Look at the language. It begins in the language.'" -Marie Howe

ASP_Boston: Pictured: Joseph Brodsky and his friend and translator George L. Kline. Learn more about their relationship in "The Man Who Brought Brodsky into English: Conversations with George L. Kline," Cynthia L. Haven's brilliant new book which is out today!

DriaPustaka: “There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.” ― Joseph Brodsky

PublicTroy: "There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them." (Joseph Brodsky/Poet)

maxthebogman: "I sit in the dark. And it would be hard to figure out Which is worse: The dark inside, or the darkness out." - I Sit by the Window by Joseph Brodsky

CerebralWisdom: Life-the way it really is-is a battle not between good and bad, but between bad and worse. - Joseph Brodsky

Pendidikan4Id: “There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.” ― Joseph Brodsky

devinervfx: "Beauty at low temperatures is beauty" – Joseph Brodsky

Cursive72422030: 03/13/1964 poet Joseph Brodsky was sentenced by decree on "parasitism" to punishment - five years of forced labor.

carolinefff: When poet, Joseph Brodsky, was on trial for being a 'social parasite' & sentenced to exile & hard labour, this person spoke at the trial to defend him, even though they had not spoken 'two words'. Courage.

carolinefff: In 1964, poet, Joseph Brodsky, was found guilty by the Soviet authorities of “social parasitism” and sentenced to five years of exile & hard labor.

Psych_BPSI: Joseph Brodsky's “Don’t Leave Your Room…” poem went viral one year ago, when the pandemic put our planet in lockdown. British journalist and writer, Thomas de Waal, let us include his new translation of the poem in the BPSI Library Newsletter:

loriadbr: “You think evil is going to come into your houses wearing big back boots. It doesn’t come like that. Look at the language. It begins in the language.” Joseph Brodsky

dakenine: "Beauty at low temperatures is beauty." - Joseph Brodsky

DriaPustaka: “There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.” ― Joseph Brodsky

paradoxoflife_: You, in the middle of an unwritten sentence, stop, exile to a place further than silence. Elegy for Joseph Brodsky

ChessiLee: Barisi edit for winter battle. Translation of poetry: I loved you better than angels and Him Himself and am farther off due to that from you than I am from both (c) From nowhere with love -- Joseph Brodsky

wesleyan_u: Congratulations to Prof. Nataliya Karageorgos, who was honored by the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages with the Best 2020 Slavic and East European Journal Article award for her paper on T.S. Eliot and Joseph Brodsky.

_Zeets: Whereas this was a time of poverty and of boredom, when there was nothing to steal, still less to buy, not to mention to offer somebody as a present.

DriaPustaka: “There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.” ― Joseph Brodsky

SundPamela: " . . . the language of love is clearly the lingua franca. It's vocabulary absorbs all other tongues . . . Love is essentially an attitude maintained by the infinite towards the finite. The reversal constitutes either faith or poetry." Joseph Brodsky

parisreview: “If I had to live a different incarnation, I’d rather live in Venice as a cat.” —Joseph Brodsky



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