New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Inc., 1980. First Edition, First Printing. Small 4to (9 1/8 x 6 inches; 235 x 150 mm), 151,  pages in blue cloth, gilt titles to spine, in an illustrated, unclipped dust jacket.Joseph Brodsky's second major collection of poems published in English; this collection includes poems he wrote from 1965 to 1978. His first volume of poetry in English translation appeared in 1973.Brodsky (1940-1996) was expelled from the Soviet Union in 1972, won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1987, and was named Poet Laureate of the United States in 1991. Item #1411
CONDITION: Slight sunning to edges of boards, with a small stray line on the spine of the jacket. Internally, clean, bright, and unmarked. A Near Fine copy.