The Ospedale degli Incurabili is a large sixteenth-century hospital building on the Fondamenta delle Zattere, in the sestiere of Dorsoduro, in Venice in. L’Ex Ospedale degli Incurabili è un massiccio edificio cinquecentesco di Venezia , ubicato presso le Fondamenta delle Zattere allo Spirito Santo nel sestiere di. KEYWORDS: Great Time; Memory; Francisco Delicado; Fondamenta degli incurabili. “There is a strange coincidence, Sancho, in the little events of this world.

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Could it be that Brodsky had taken me, in some way, to the place jncurabili Francisco Delicado had ended his days? In any case, I always thought that if the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the water, the water was bound to reflect it.

A Sensual Guide and told to just explore and not worry about where you are — just get lost and don’t worry about it. A strange little book; prose pieces about wintering in Venice; The winter light, the fog, a tour of a Palazzo, a few famous ex-pats or their widowthe streets, the water, the art and some intellectual references to the myths and other literature about Venice,- oh and the winter light.

Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. View all 6 comments. He was encouraged to pursue his career by russian intellectual Anna Akhmatovawho introduced Iosif to Marina Basmanova. Based on current medicine, however, there is some doubt about having found a cure: Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. This place is an exotropia.

The Venice book collection #1: Fondamenta degli Incurabili by Iosif Brodsky – THE VENETIAN BULLETIN

Northern Renaissance all the way for me: As to the immortality of the soul, the only thing that can be said of it, in this sense, is that once it leaves the concrete body, it continues existing in people as past experience, as the concretization of what was once lived by someone, and delimited by the mortality of those who remember it. Chioggia, la Laguna, i lidi, le ville del Brenta in Italian. Now it will seep into the objects themselves, I thought, fuse with them, and in the end replace them Many paths cross in a dimension Bakhtin called “great time,” when configuring an encounter that is only possible thanks to the intervention of reading beyond the chronotopes, and linguistic and cultural transformations.


Brodskij personifica Fondameta, la fa diventare tante cose e, una volta posati i piedi sulle sue strade, il lettore non fa che cercare quello che ha visto lui in quei marmi, in quegli intarsi, in quelle facciate, in quelle acque custodi del tempo. Dec 03, soulAdmitted rated it really liked it Shelves: Venice was just somewhere they happened to have canals instead of roads, where it was probably unpleasantly hot and muggy, and there was a load of Baroque art I’m not all that into.

On the map this city looks like two grilled fish sharing a plate, or perhaps like two nearly overlapping lobster claws Ho visitato Venezia in una stagione diversa da quella di cui scrive Brodskij, che racconta della particolare luce invernale che la caratterizza e delle calle ancora non troppo invase dai turisti, ma le sensazioni che si provano visitandola in p Ho letto “Fondamenta degli incurabili” in previsione del mio viaggio a Venezia del mese scorso.

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Dec 20, Sandra T rated it really fonfamenta it Shelves: It’s certainly better than a lot of other things written about Venice ahem, Ackroydbut the intricate tapestry of cultural allusions sometimes comes across more as obfuscatory name-dropping than erudition. Return to Book Page. Dialogue understood this way is not visible in its inception nor observable at its conclusion.


Fondamenta degli incurabili by Joseph Brodsky. Defunct hospitals in Italy Buildings and structures in Venice.

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My work on Delicado has always been driven by a methodology inspired by the work of Bakhtin. In fact, the whole city, especially at night, resembles a gigantic orchestra, with dimly lit music stands of palazzi, with a restless chorus of waves, with the falsetto of a star in the winter sky.

Ex Ospedale degli Incurabili (Venezia)

But all instances together form fondamfnta chronotope in which the perspective and the presence of the inurabili place themselves on a border, which also enacts a “third party” in this unexpected dialogue. The Bakhtinian idea of “great time” distills the concomitance of the sacred and profane, of the body, soul and spirit, understood as concepts of philosophical anthropology, which intertwine here, cancelling the traditional counter points between materialism and idealism, rationalism and creative imagination, through the awareness that everything expressed does so through material signs.

Whatever the original color and pattern of the drapes had been, they now looked pale yellow and very brittle. Why it should have happened here, I have no idea.