By Leonard Unger, Jay Parini
This complement provides 18 acclaimed writers, together with Jim Harrison, Alfred Kazin, Bobbi Ann Mason, Thomas Merton, Gary Snyder and others.
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During his evaluation, Brodsky was tranquilized and tortured. One particularly bizarre form of torture involved his being dipped in an ice bath, then wrapped in a wet towel and placed next to a heater; as the heat dried the towel, it created a tourniquet effect, cutting into his flesh. Brodsky was sentenced to five years of hard labor in the Far North, despite support from prominent Soviet intellectuals including Akhmatova and composer Dmitri Shostakovich. Brodsky worked primarily on a state farm in the isolated village of Norinskaia, near the Arctic Circle.
In "Venetian Stanzas," Brodsky celebrates the elusive, jumbled, bric-a-brac landscape of a city that became an intersection of Western and Eastern culture. Later, Brodsky turned his fascination with Venice into an extended essay in English entitled Watermark. The inescapable presence of water in the city attracts Brodsky as a symbol of time and of eternity: I always adhered to the idea that God is time, or at least his spirit is. . 1 always thought that if the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the water, the water was bound to reflect it.
It is a disturbing view of human relationships, one in which exile may actually be a better alternative than family or home. " Brodsky demythologizes the iconography of death and renders it inescapably ordinary and human: "Scythe, skull, and skeleton—an absurd pack of lies. —or God? You are nailed to the cross. Where lies my homeward road? How can I close my eyes, uncertain and afraid? —or alive? " Love and death, divine and human, sacred and profane are collapsed into an uncertain and dark future in which Brodsky is both son and mother.
American Writers: Supplement VIII by Leonard Unger, Jay Parini