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The Resource Brodsky abroad : empire, tourism, nostalgia, Sanna Turoma

Brodsky abroad : empire, tourism, nostalgia, Sanna Turoma

Label
Brodsky abroad : empire, tourism, nostalgia
Title
Brodsky abroad
Title remainder
empire, tourism, nostalgia
Statement of responsibility
Sanna Turoma
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Expelled from the Soviet Union in 1972 and honored with the Nobel Prize fifteen years later, poet Joseph Brodsky in many ways fit the grand tradition of exiled writer. But Brodsky's years of exile did not render him immobile: though he never returned to his beloved Leningrad, he was free to travel the world and write about it. In Brodsky Abroad, Sanna Turoma discusses Brodsky's poems and essays about Russia, Mexico, Brazil, Turkey, and Italy. Challenging traditional conceptions behind Brodsky's status as a leading emigre poet and major descendant of Russian and Euro-American modernism, she relocates the analysis of his travel texts in the context of contemporary travel and its critique. Turoma views Brodsky's travel writing as a response not only to his exile but also to the postmodern and postcolonial landscape that initially shaped the writing of these texts
  • In his Latin American encounters, Brodsky exhibits disdain for third-world politics and invokes the elegiac genre to reject Mexico's postcolonial reality and to ironically embrace the romanticism of an earlier Russian and European imperial age. In an essay on Istanbul he assumes Russia's ambiguous position between East and West as his own to negotiate a distinct, and controversial, interpretation of Orientalism. And Venice, the emblematic tourist city, becomes the site for a reinvention of his lyric self as more fluid, hybrid, and cosmopolitan
  • Brodsky Abroad reveals the poet's previously uncharted trajectory from alienated dissident to celebrated man of letters and offers new perspectives on the geopolitical, philosophical, and linguistic premises of his poetic imagination
  • "Thoroughly researched and elegantly written, Brodsky Abroad takes works of the leading representatives of post-colonial and postmodern theory and applies them creatively to Brodsky's travel writings before and after exile to the West."--David M. Bethea University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • "Instead of focusing on Brodsky's political martyrdom, Brodsky Abroad brings together concepts of travel and exile, for the well-known reason that Brodsky's emigration facilitated his freedom to travel across the globe."--Bozena Shallcross University of Chicago --Book Jacket
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Turoma, Sanna
Dewey number
811/.54
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PG3479.4.R64
LC item number
T87 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brodsky, Joseph
  • Brodsky, Joseph
  • POETRY
  • Travel
Label
Brodsky abroad : empire, tourism, nostalgia, Sanna Turoma
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-283) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Metropolitan Man and the Third World: Rio de Janeiro
  • 5.
  • Time, Space, and Orientalism: Istanbul
  • 6.
  • Staging Cultural Differences: Venice
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • 1.
  • Exile, Tourist, Traveler
  • 2.
  • Travel Guide to Imperial Mythologies: Leningrad
  • 3.
  • Postcolonial Elegy: Mexico
  • 4.
Control code
645426529
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 292 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780299236335
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)645426529
Label
Brodsky abroad : empire, tourism, nostalgia, Sanna Turoma
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-283) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Metropolitan Man and the Third World: Rio de Janeiro
  • 5.
  • Time, Space, and Orientalism: Istanbul
  • 6.
  • Staging Cultural Differences: Venice
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • 1.
  • Exile, Tourist, Traveler
  • 2.
  • Travel Guide to Imperial Mythologies: Leningrad
  • 3.
  • Postcolonial Elegy: Mexico
  • 4.
Control code
645426529
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 292 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780299236335
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)645426529

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