Joseph Brodsky Quote

This is just one example of the trimming of the self that — along with the language itself, where verbs and nouns changed places as freely as one dare to have them do so — bred in us such an overpowering sense of ambivalence that in ten years we ended up with a willpower in no way superior to a seaweed's.


p. 14 - Less Than One: Selected Essays (1986)

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This is just one example of the trimming of the self that — along with the language itself, where verbs and nouns changed places as freely as one...

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This is just one example of the trimming of the self that — along with the language itself, where verbs and nouns changed places as freely as one...

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This is just one example of the trimming of the self that — along with the language itself, where verbs and nouns changed places as freely as one...

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This is just one example of the trimming of the self that — along with the language itself, where verbs and nouns changed places as freely as one...