On Grief and Reason by Joseph Brodsky

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The Nobel-Prize-winning essayist and poet explores a variety of topics in burgeoning prose including the future of Europe, poets' lovers, the classic essay form, and the power of railway stations and landmarks to stir nostalgia and wanderlust.

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Joseph Brodsky is Mellon Professor of the Humanities at Mount Holyoke College.
Published April 10, 1997 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 504 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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In the best of these recent essays, Nobelist Brodsky achieves a unique synthesis of philosophical acumen and literary craftsmanship: considering the exigencies of exile together with those of poetry, reflecting on ethics and aesthetics.

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Art, especially literature, is ``a form of moral insurance'' that, if widely disseminated, could counteract the worst impulses of societies and governments, declares Brodsky in his eloquent 1987 Nobel

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