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

AtefehKhanoom: "If there is anything good about exile, it is that it teaches one humility. It accelerates one’s drift into isolation, an absolute perspective. Into the condition at which all one is left with is oneself and one’s language, with nobody or nothing in between." - Joseph Brodsky

AtefehKhanoom: "...Exile brings you overnight where it would normally take a lifetime to go." - Joseph Brodsky

NSardzoska: However modest the place you happen to occupy, if it has the slightest mark of decency, you can be sure that someday someone will walk in and claim it for himself or, what is worst, suggest that you share it. JOSEPH BRODSKY

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

KidinaSandbox: Again.... "Should the truth about the world exist, it's bound to be non-human." Joseph Brodsky

Adam_Sung: “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

Peteski_1703: This looks amazing. Animated film based on Gogol's Nose and the Shostakovich opera of the short story. By Andrei Khrzhanovsky who did A Room and A Half about Joseph Brodsky. Debuted at Kinotavr in 2020. Anyone seen it?

alsodweeb: When it comes to Mudi, Every raita becomes Joseph Brodsky. "Life the way it really is, is a battle not between good and bad, but between bad and worse" ~ Joseph Brodsky

AntonioM646: EEUU: 11 Nobel de Literatura 1930 Sinclair Lewis 1936 Eugene O’Neill 1938 Pearl S. Buck 1949 William Faulkner 1954 Ernest Hemingway 1962 John Steinbeck 1976 Saul Bellow 1978 Isaac Singer 1987 Joseph Brodsky 1993 Toni Morrison 2016 Bob Dylan Please ReTweet

DedVova2: All enforced through your employer. Joseph Brodsky, when asked how he likes the US, replied: "They leave me alone." The basic right that is not mentioned in various declarations.

nikadubrovsky: Venice, such a Venice. Maybe I have to stay here. All my childhood friends' favorite - Joseph Brodsky advised that “ should you happen to be born in an empire, it's best to live in a remote province by the sea.”

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

Diegotch: “What we regard as Evil is capable of a fairly ubiquitous presence if only because it tends to appear in the guise of good.” Joseph Brodsky

ojalart: “It’s a maddening thing in itself to look at an old poem of yours.” —Joseph Brodsky

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

queercinephile: proof that joseph brodsky is one of the best poets who ever lived

ojalart: “All the literati keep at least one imaginary friend.” —Joseph Brodsky

JoeHallJoeHall: "'A school is a factory is a poem is a prison is academia is boredom, with flashes of panic'-Joseph Brodsky. Shauna Osborn: "brodsky manages in this last sentence / to do something huge: produce a one-sentence explanation of ideological state apparatuses:"

parisreview: “It’s a maddening thing in itself to look at an old poem of yours.” —Joseph Brodsky

EminaMelonic: New by me! Some reflection on our strange times with some help from Joseph Brodsky. :)

dshnsama: "I wish I knew no astronomy when stars appear, when the moon skims the water that sighs and shifts in its slumber.” Joseph Brodsky (A Song)

inadeguatezza: On page 14 of 243 of Fuga da Bisanzio, by Joseph Brodsky

unpoetaloco: Abel Posse's Vivir Venecia is structured much like Watermark by Joseph Brodsky, who, along with Borges, figures prominently in Posse's memoir.

parisreview: “All the literati keep at least one imaginary friend.” —Joseph Brodsky

temu_e_dr: Past winners have included novelists such as Wole Soyinka, Ernest Hemingway, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Toni Morrison, poets such as Pablo Neruda, Joseph Brodsky and Rabindranath Tagore, and playwrights including Harold Pinter and Eugene O'Neill

kaguta_dennis: “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

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

dedisparates: "then, propped on silk pillows, turns on a jeweled bird/ that lulls him with its level, identical song/. It's this sort of anniversary, odd-numbered, wrong, that we celebrate these days in our "Land-under-Heaven"." Joseph Brodsky. (Derek Walcott, trans,)

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

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

AsniaAsim: “For darkness restores what light cannot repair.” ― Joseph Brodsky

SamuelLoncar: “A great writer does not in fact need history.” Joseph Brodsky,

ndpar: 2/2 "we recognized something in the West, in the civilization, as our own; perhaps even more so there than at home. What's more,… we were prepared to pay for that sentiment… with the rest of our lives." — Joseph Brodsky. Spoils of War

ArsEstHabitus: Life is a game with many rules but no referee. Small wonder, then, that so many play dirty, that so few win, that so many lose. Joseph Brodsky

SundPamela: 2) Whether dead or alive, woman, It's all the same Son or God, I am thine. from Nature Morte by Joseph Brodsky

KidinaSandbox: "Should the truth about the world exist, it is virtually certain to be non-human." Joseph Brodsky

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

180Principle: “I wish you were here, dear, I wish you were here. I wish you sat on the sofa and I sat near.” – Joseph Brodsky, “A Song”

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

pronoydsarkar: "There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them." - Joseph Brodsky, poet and essayist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, 1987.

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

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

WordsForMasses: A poet seeks not recognition but understanding. ~ Joseph Brodsky

Lit_Nuts: "There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them." -Joseph Brodsky Happy Monday! Here are today's featured indie books:

poetrymania21: Constancy is an evolution of one’s living quarters into a thought: a continuation of a parallelogram or a rectangle by means—as Clausewitz would have put it— of the voice and, ultimately, the gray matter. --Joseph Brodsky

RamonSomoza1: 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

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

modestholdings: “Life — the way it really is — is a battle not between good and bad, but between bad and worse” ―Joseph Brodsky

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

mjhousiaux12: Russian poet Joseph Brodsky: "The Tarzan series alone, I daresay, did more for de-Stalinization than all Khrushchev’s speeches at the 20th party congress and after."

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

OMD_Ventures: A Poet’s 6 Tips on Life Joseph Brodsky was a Russian-American poet who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1972. In 1988, he gave a commencement speech to students at the University of Michigan. The speech boiled down what he considered to be six tips.

St1Station: Slightly OT perhaps but anyone who travels to Turkey really should put Trebizond and the Pontus on their itinerary. Joseph Brodsky said of Kaliningrad that “the trees still whisper in German”; there is still just about something of the same for Greek in corners of SE Turkey

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

jenbenka: “The one who writes a poem writes it above all because verse writing is an extraordinary accelerator of conscience, of thinking, of comprehending the universe.” — Joseph Brodsky

LAHMCCABE: Anthony Hecht wrote this lovely one for Joseph Brodsky (with echoes of Auden’s for Yeats)

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

op109: With riverbanks of frozen chocolate a city mixes its reflections with milk. A chiming of bells. A room with a lampshade. Distantly clouds burst open like kitchen doors with busy angels. -Joseph Brodsky, opening to “With riverbanks of frozen chocolate, a city,” trans. D. Walcott

FINALED: Joseph Brodsky's grave at San Michele, Venice.

itspooran: 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

gobind_menghwar: Art fosters a sense of uniqueness, of individuality, of separateness – thus turning one from a social animal into an autonomous “I”. Lots of things can be shared: a bed, a piece of bread, convictions, a mistress, but not a poem by, say, Rainer Maria Rilke. -Joseph Brodsky

dem8z: we are powerless when it comes to its worst violation: that of not reading the books. For that crime, a person pays with his whole life; if the offender is a nation, it pays with its history. 2/ —Joseph Brodsky, “Nobel Prize Address” (1987)

Elena24820236: The world will probably not be saved, but the individual can always be saved. Joseph Brodsky. Nobel lecture

nytimesworld: Whatever the “despicable aspects of this mode of existence,” as Brodsky described his communal apartment, his home life served his art well, inspiring some of his most intense poetry and other writings.

nytimesworld: In a well-known 1985 essay, Brodsky said communal living had a “redeeming side” because it “bares life to its basics: it strips off any illusions about human nature.”

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

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

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

OMD_Ventures: OMD Newsletter 235: Russia from Rurikids, Joseph Brodsky's Tips on Life, Silly Narcissism, Buffett x2... “I don’t think any of us are normal people.” - Wes Anderson $BRK

Niyati42: “Life—the way it really is—is a battle not between good and bad, but between bad and worse.” —Joseph Brodsky Welp

CasaAmarilla: Joseph Brodsky Slept Here. The Great Poet’s Cranky Neighbor Couldn’t Care Less.

Joseph_Fasano_: "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

loverus8: "I do not believe in political movements. I believe in personal movement, that movement of the soul when a man who looks at himself is so ashamed that he tries to make some sort of change - within himself, not on the outside." - Joseph Brodsky

LateAgitations: Joseph Brodsky on Hubert Butler: "he was a dishonesty hunter". Is there a statue to Butler in Ireland? There should be.

SundPamela: America, nay the world, is in need of men & women of letters: here is Susan Sontag speaking about such a man, a Russian poet who became an American citizen, Joseph Brodsky~start at 38 minutes wait a few seconds 4 Susan, who is followed by Derek Walcott:

Elena49643187: Two things justify the existence of man on earth: love and creativity. Joseph Brodsky

Momentrade: “There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.” - Joseph Brodsky Investor most read books:

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

orlandoaptours: “No matter under what circumstances you leave it, home does not cease to be home. No matter how you lived there-well or poorly.” – Joseph Brodsky

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

sunnysunwords: “Life is not a battle between good and bad, but between bad and worse.” Joseph Brodsky

PlayYourLifeToo: Life is a game with many rules but no referee. One learns how to play it more by watching it than by consulting any book, including the holy book. Small wonder, then, that so many play dirty, that so few win, that so many lose. Joseph Brodsky

padochka: really sums up the russian obsession with immortalising dead giants (who more often than not wanted nothing more than to escape), whilst making the lives of real, ordinary, living people impossible

jckyjeck: How delightful to find a friend in everyone. - Joseph Brodsky

Zentastical: “What we regard as Evil is capable of a fairly ubiquitous presence if only because it tends to appear in the guise of good.” — Joseph Brodsky

LoriPerkinsRAB: Joseph Brodsky Slept Here. The Great Poet’s Cranky Neighbor Couldn’t Care Less.

CelticJade13: I'm not sure I like the "cranky neighbor" part of the headline. She's an 81-year-old woman who doesn't want to leave her home, and she suggested a viable alternative when it became available.

pmhswe: "In his 1985 essay, he wrote: 'These 10 square meters were mine, and they were the best 10 square meters I’ve ever known.' "Ten square meters is just over 100 square feet."

magary: Making do.

MashaDC: Exciting that my birth city finally has a museum dedicated to the Nobel Prize-winning poet Joseph Brodsky. My biggest takeaway from this piece, though, is this: never underestimate a strong-willed Russian babushka.

akira_tsuch: Joseph Brodsky Slept Here. The Great Poet’s Cranky Neighbor Couldn’t Care Less.

mclayfield: "Russia loves to lionise its literary giants, but even the mighty Russian state could not open a museum in a shared apartment with other residents still ensconced in it."

henryghenrik: Found this fascinating... believe Brodsky would have liked & respected Ms. Fyodorova. I heard him read (I mean RECITE) in Boston & in Providence, where I was able to talk with him afterwards.

mcco12mtl: Joseph Brodsky Slept Here. The Great Poet’s Cranky Neighbor Couldn’t Care Less.



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