Brodsky Through the Eyes of His Contemporaries (Volume 1) offers a fascinating record of conversations with poets of various nationalities about Joseph Brodsky: Czeslaw Milosz, Roy Fisher, Lev Loseff, Bella Akhmadulina, Natalia Gorbanevskaya, Tomas Venclova, Viktor Krivulin, Alexander Kushner, and Elena Shvarts. In comparison with the first edition of this volume published in 1992 this new second edition is enlarged with three new interviews and a series of previously unpublished unique photographs from the personal archives of the author and the interviewees. The collection combines biographical details with a new and authoritative interpretation of the poetics, style, and ideas of one of the most influential poets to emerge in post-Stalinist Russia. As a poet, essayist, and playwright, Brodsky is widely known and read in the English-speaking world. This book is a superb guide to further study of Brodsky's work both for specialist scholars and general readers who are intoxicated by poetry.
|Publisher:||Academic Studies Press|
|Series:||Studies in Russian and Slavic Literatures, Cultures, and History , #1|
|Product dimensions:||6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.82(d)|
About the Author
Valentina Polukhina is Professor Emeritus of Russian Literature at Keele University, England and the author of several major studies of Brodsky: Joseph Brodsky: A Poet for Our Time (CUP, 1989), Brodsky Through the Eyes of his Contemporaries, vol. I (St Martin’s Press, 1992); a Russian version Brodskii glazami sovremennikov (vol. I, 1997, 2006) and A Dictionary of Brodsky’s Tropes (Tartu University Press, 1995). She is editor of a collection of Brodsky’s interviews - Large Book of Interviews (Bol’shaya kniga intervyu) (2000, 2005, 2007); with Lev Loseff, of Brodsky’s Poetics and Aesthetics (1990) and Joseph Brodsky: The Art of a Poem (1999, 2002), with A. Stepanov and I. Fomenko, of Brodsky’s Poetics ("Poetika Brodskogo", Tver, 2003), with A. Korchinsky – Joseph Brodsky: A Strategy of Reading ("Iosif Brodkii: Strategiya chteniya", Moscow, 2005). Among her articles we can find essays on Akhmatova, Pasternak, Tsvetaeva, Khlebnikov, Mandelshtam, Shcherbina, Gorbanevskaya, etc. She had edited bilingual collections of Olga Sedakova (1994), Oleg Prokofiev (1995), Dmitry Prigov (1995), Evgeny Rein (2001). Recently a second volume Brodsky Through the Eyes of his Contemporaries was republished in St Petersburg (SPb, Zvezda, 2006).