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devine_shane_: Joseph Brodsky on Eugenio Montale’s poetry and the inherently Orphic nature of art: “In other words, art “imitates” death rather than life [...] Hence poetry’s affinity with — if not the very invention of — the notion of afterlife.”

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

Dhap76163154: Art is a recoilless weapon. - Joseph Brodsky

BeineckeLibrary: Pasnekesys ziema : eilerasciai vertimai / Tomas Venclova Presentation inscription to Joseph Brodsky from the author, dated July 11, 1991 Related finding aids: Brodsky Papers

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

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

drjavedrasheed: “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

Ahmadeeango: 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

nemoloris: When Auden moved to Kirchstetten in Austria, the street he lived on was renamed Audenstrasse in his honour. (Joseph Brodsky’s account of his first meeting with Auden.)

vlok_andre: Books became the first and only reality, whereas reality itself was regarded as either nonsense or nuisance. Joseph Brodsky

BromLibraries: Quote of the day: "There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them" Joseph Brodsky

morbachgilberto: Adieu to the prophet who said: “Forsooth, you’ve nothing to lose but your chains.” In truth there’s conscience as well—if it comes to that. —Joseph Brodsky, 1965

PointyTragus: Brodsky's heartbreaking essay was turned into my favourite film. Hope to see this new museum one day Keeping Connected: Joseph Brodsky’s ‘In a Room and a Half’

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

mikeymeta: .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

redball2: On the scales of truth, intensity of imagination counterbalances, and at times outweighs, real­ity. Joseph Brodsky

majosmadrid: Joseph Brodsky on victimhood and resilience:

VaraSueTamminga: JOSEPH BRODSKY, RUSSIAN POET, "LOVE IS THE ATTITUDE OF THE INFINITE TOWARD THE FINITE. OUR RESPONSE MUST BE EITHER POETRY OR PRAYER."

johnblase: 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 (dang, Joe)

npinzong: "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

amrarsenal123: People are not my thing . — Joseph Brodsky - from Nature Morte

NwakerenduC: "Man is what he reads." - Joseph Brodsky

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

Ruben_Octavio: “When the eye fails to find beauty-alias solace-it commands the body to create it, or, failing that, adjusts itself to perceive virtue in ugliness.” Joseph Brodsky, Watermark.

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

BeineckeLibrary: Joseph Brodsky, On Tyranny: "The aging tyrant's sole purpose is to retain his position, & his demagoguery & hypocrisy do not tax the minds of his subjects with the necessity of belief or textual proliferation." published in Parnassus 1980 & "Less than One: Selected Essays" 1986

Th3_Natur3_B0y: that can’t be shared, like your own skin — not even by a minority.” ― Joseph Brodsky

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

Romanov56392018: "If there's any substitute for love is memory" Joseph Brodsky

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

fsgbooks: "You don’t have to agree with Brodsky’s pronouncements to read him with pleasure: his intelligence and his principles derive from lived experiences that he shared with very few of those who embraced or opposed him among the Western intelligentsia."

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

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

ASP_Boston: "I was very aware that many people did not want me to give a realistic picture of this great poet and fascinating man... So it was a difficult process, full of doubt." —Ellendea Proffer Teasley on BRODSKY AMONG US. Now $12, $15, or $24: choose your price!

ZuhaibAhmedd: 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

cuddIyoongs: btw this is joseph brodsky’s poem don’t leave the room or keep to your lonely room

Temp_Reality: Because civilizations are finite, in the life of each of them there comes a moment when the center ceases to hold. What keeps them at such times from disintegration is not legions but language. Joseph Brodsky

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

qurratulain95: From Exile to Affirmation: The Poetry of Joseph Brodsky by David Patterson

JerryBeller1: "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

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

Tina69911364: The longer you stay skeptical, doubtful, intellectually uncomfortable, the better it is for you. Joseph Brodsky

Tina69911364: It is a virtue, I came to believe long ago, not to make a meal out of one's emotional life. There's always enough work to do, not to mention that there's world enough outside. Joseph Brodsky

JerryBeller1: There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them. - Joseph Brodsky

Tina69911364: "Because we go and beauty stays. Because we are headed for the future, while beauty is the eternal present. The same goes for love, because one's love, too, is greater than oneself." - J. Brodsky - Joseph Zbukvic

Tina69911364: Love is a selfless enticement, a one-way street. That's why it is possible to love cities, architecture per se, music, dead poets, or given a particular temperament, a deity. For love is an affair between a reflection and its object. Joseph Brodsky

Ruben_Octavio: “...was a scumbag o fan architect, of that ghastly postwar persuasion that has done more harm to the European skyline than any Luftwaffe”. Joseph Brodsky, Watermark, 1989

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

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

vlok_andre: Reading some Brodsky essays over the weekend. Less depressing than some of the other stuff currently floating downstream "Less Than One: Selected Essays (Penguin…" by Joseph Brodsky

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mikelifesaver: Man is what he reads. -Joseph Brodsky

Pendidikan4Id: “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

AJA_Cortes: The more invisible something is, the more certain its been around ~Joseph Brodsky~

akerson: “Life—the way it really is—is a battle not between Bad and Good, but between Bad and Worse.” —Joseph Brodsky

KidinaSandbox: "Life - the way it really is - is a battle not between Bad and Good but between Bad and Worse." Joseph Brodsky

KidinaSandbox: "The moment that you place blame somewhere, you undermine your resolve to change anything." 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

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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

sensitive_bore: joseph brodsky, “i sit by the window (for lev loseff),” 1971

fxmimxhxr701: 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 FUMISHUNBASE HITS2M

sensitive_bore: from “plato elaborated,” joseph brodsky, 1977

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

bwolfephd: How Joseph Brodsky continues to inspire free-thinking Russians

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

zanatie: You wouldn’t want to waste all of your meals on junk food.why waste your thoughts on junk ideas and your energy on junk people? Joseph Brodsky

globalvoices: How Joseph Brodsky continues to inspire free-thinking Russians

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

clairielll: "It’s evening, the sun is setting; boys shout and gulls are crying. What’s the point of forgetting if it’s followed by dying?"

adamfoxie: Adamfoxie blog International: Joseph Brodsky Still Remembered in Russia as a Fig...

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

BPL_Presents: TONIGHT: Join translators Ann Kjellberg and Glyn Maxwell for a Zoom discussion of the Selected Works from the Nobel Laureate Joseph Brodsky. Last chance to register! Starts at 5:30PM. Link:

BurrowDweller73: Robert deNiro, Vanessa Redgrave, Joseph Brodsky (1987 Nobel Prize for Literature), Isabelle Huppert.

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

Manwithopinion1: Joseph Brodsky - “The thing I like about cities is that everything is king size, the beauty and the ugliness”

dem8z: These things can indeed make you mad, but then I always remember: there is writing and there are prizes,and the one is never done (or shouldn’t be) to try to win the other. I sometimes think of Joseph Brodsky’s Nobel Prize address. 1/

ayampolskiy: Great commencement address , given by Nobel laureate Joseph Brodsky, in 1988 to U Of M graduates - a lot of amazing gems there that are worth re-reading in today's times. Thanks to Dmitry Novikov for surfacing this one up.

JMDReid: “...in the business of writing what one accumulates is not expertise but uncertainties. Which is but another name for craft.” --Joseph Brodsky

mrnicholasmark: "Books should be brought to the doorstep like electricity, or like milk in England: they should be considered utilities" -- Joseph Brodsky

srkraaijeveld: From Joseph Brodsky's essay, Less Than One.

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

globalvoices: The mural will not be whitewashed: How dissident poet Joseph Brodsky continues to inspire free-thinking Russians

dimanovikov: The 1988 commencement address by Joseph Brodsky (1987 Nobel prize in Literature)

phringo: Beyond Meaning: Joseph Brodsky’s Poetry of Exile

PressenzaIPA: The mural will not be whitewashed: How dissident poet Joseph Brodsky continues to inspire free-thinking Russians

runetecho: When St Petersburg's city authorities painted over a mural of Russian dissident poet Joseph Brodsky, some Russians saw a potent political symbolism. The RuNet has rallied in defence of the poet's memory.

EurasiaGV: The mural will not be whitewashed: How dissident poet Joseph Brodsky continues to inspire free-thinking Russians

thebookchef: Beyond Meaning: Joseph Brodsky’s Poetry of Exile



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