SEAMUS HEANEY: Brodsky's Nobel: What the Applause Was About (via zokster something)

SEAMUS HEANEY: Brodsky's Nobel: What the Applause Was About There was applause in Stockholm when Joseph Brodsky was named the winner of this year's Nobel Prize in Literature. There probably always is at these occasions, since applause is what they are all about, but this particular outbreak of handclaps was reported to have been more animated and partisan than usual. Not partisan in any political, East-West, superpower sense, but in the singularly personal, converted, parti pris manner some poets inspire … Read More

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