Martinus Nijhoff & Joseph Brodsky. ‘Harbingers of the Future'
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Martinus Nijhoff & Joseph Brodsky. ‘Harbingers of the Future'

(Anneke Reitsma) THE LOW COUNTRIES - 2013, № 21, PP. 82-89

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What do Martinus Nijhoff, acclaimed modernist and Dutch poet of the twentieth century, and Joseph Brodsky, Russian poet and Nobel Prize Winner, who eventually wrote also in English, have in common? Brodsky knew the poetry of Nijhoff in translation. In both we encounter the idea that every word is divine in origin.

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