Tag Archives: Joseph Brodsky

“Regarding Susan Sontag”: Fatuous Artsy Voyeurism

I’m still trying to recover from my disappointment with the new documentary film Regarding Susan Sontag (2014). I eagerly anticipated a film in which I would learn about Sontag’s professional and personal life; about her books, her role as public … Continue reading

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Poem a Day 2014: Joseph Brodsky, “Lagoon” (#16)

Russian poet, playwright, translator, and essayist, exile settled in America, Nobel prize winner, U.S. Poet Laureate: Joseph Brodsky was a polyglot with poetic talent to spare. He died of a heart attack at 55, tragically, and was buried in Venice, … Continue reading

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Poem a Day 2014: From Yeats to Auden, Eliot, Brodsky, Walcott, and Heaney (#5)

Stephen Metcalf, Slate critic-at-large, endorsed this article from the LA Review of Books: “Mourning Tongues: How Auden was Modified Through the Guts of the Living,” by Nina Martyris (endorsement here, minute 39:06). While the article is a fascinating look at … Continue reading

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