Compiled when the poet was 33, this selected volume presents a generous sampling of Brodsky's early verse to the English-speaking world--of which he was newly a part when this was published, having immigrated, in exile, to the United Sates in 1972. Here, George Kline, translator, preserves the meter of the original, but chose not to render the ...Read MoreCompiled when the poet was 33, this selected volume presents a generous sampling of Brodsky's early verse to the English-speaking world--of which he was newly a part when this was published, having immigrated, in exile, to the United Sates in 1972. Here, George Kline, translator, preserves the meter of the original, but chose not to render the rhyme into English in favor of more forceful attention to the content. Throughout Brodsky can be seen exploring the forebears of European poetry--Dante, Goethe, and the Bible--and wrestling with metaphysical themes such as the spirit's conflict with the body.Read Less
Fair. Good copy for reading, may have heavy page wear with writing textual notes highlighting or be an heavily used ex library copy with library markings, stickers or stamps. Dust jacket or accessories may not be included.
Good in Good jacket. Hardcover Boards are faded, tanned, and rubbed. Dust jacket is rubbed, lightly tanned and lightly scuffed. Not price clipped. Textblock is tight. Textblock edges are tanned and dust soiled. End papers are tanned on the edges. Interior is tanned but unmarked and clean.
Very Good in Very Good, Price Clipped jacket. Book First U.S. Edition stated on verso of title page; some edge wear to boards and dust jacket including one small closed tear at top of spine; otherwise a solid, clean copy with no marking or underlining; collectable conditon.
Near Fine/Near Fine. 0060104848 Book 172pgs. Attractive bookplate (Owl on tree, with background) on front pastedown. Black and purple cloth. Silver lettering. light toning to spine edges, otherwise fine, copy with square corners. Unclipped jacket has original $5.95 price on front flap, a few superficial scratches on rear panel, . toning to edges of flaps. in fresh mylar sleeve.
Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 0060104848. Translated from the Russian and with an introduction by George Kline. Foreword by W. H. Auden. First American printing. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.; 172 pages.
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