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'Reading Brodsky's essays is like a conversation with an immensely erudite,
hugely entertaining and witty (and often very funny) interlocutor' Wall
Street Journal Watermark is Joseph Brodsky's witty, intelligent, moving and
elegant portrait of Venice. Looking at every aspect of the city, from its
waterways, streets and architecture to its food, politics and people,
Brodsky captures its magnificence and beauty, and recalls his own memories
of the place he called home for many winters, as he remembers friends,
lovers and enemies he has encountered. Above all, he reflects with great
poetic force on how the rising tide of time affects city and inhabitants
alike. Watermark is an unforgettable piece of writing, and a wonderful
evocation of a remarkable, unique city. Winner of the Nobel Prize for

Joseph Brodsky—Watermark: An Essay On Venice

  • 9780141391496
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