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Conversation attained immediate vertical takeoff and no deceleration was possible. Which is to say that he exemplified in life the very thing that he most cherished in poetrythe capacity of language to go farther and faster than expected and thereby provide an escape form the limitations and the preoccupations of the self.
Seamus Heaney, The Singer of Tales: On Joseph Brodsky
Posted on January 24, 2003 at 6:43 AM