WatermarkBook - 1992
In this brief, intense, gem-like book, equal parts extended autobiographical essay and prose poem, Brodsky turns his eye to the seductive and enigmatic city of Venice. A mosaic of 48 short chapters-- each recalling a specific episode from one of his many visits there (Brodsky spent his winters in Venice for nearly 20 years)-- "Watermark" associatively and brilliantly evokes one city's architectural and atmospheric character. In doing so, the book also reveals a subject-- and an author-- readers have never before seen.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1992.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 135 p. ; 20 cm.