Czeslaw Milosz and Joseph Brodsky : Fellowship of Poets

Description

This intimate portrayal of the friendship between two icons of twentieth-century poetry, Czeslaw Milosz and Joseph Brodsky, highlights the parallel lives of the poets as exiles living in America and Nobel Prize laureates in literature. To create this truly original work, Irena Grudzinska Gross draws from poems, essays, letters, interviews, speeches, lectures, and her own personal memories as a confidant of both Milosz and Brodsky. The dual portrait of these poets and the elucidation of their attitudes toward religion, history, memory, and language throw a new light on the upheavals of the twentieth-century. Gross also incorporates notes on both poets' relationships to other key literary figures, such as W. H. Auden, Susan Sontag, Seamus Heaney, Mark Strand, Robert Haas, and Derek Walcott.

Details

Author(s)
Irena Grudzinska Gross
Format
Hardback | 386 pages
Dimensions
140 x 216 x 25mm | 639g
Publication date
24 Nov 2009
Publisher
Yale University Press
Publication City/Country
New Haven, CT, United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
black & white illustrations
ISBN10
0300149379
ISBN13
9780300149371
Bestsellers rank
1,483,275