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    Watermark by Joseph Brodsky; 3 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Accessible book, Description and travel, Journeys, Pictorial works, Protected DAISY. Format: EPUB/MOBI eBook (Watermarked). Edition: 1st. Extent: ISBN: Imprint: Bloomsbury Academic. RRP: £ Online price: £ WATERMARK. by joseph brodsky. Elegy for John Donne and Other Poems Selected Poems A Part of Speech Less Than One To Urania. Marbles Watermark .

    Watermark by Joseph Brodsky All along it had been reasonably ghostly; now it became unreasonably so. The host and my companions lagged somewhere behind; I was on my own. There was a great deal of dust everywhere; the hues and shapes of everything in sight were mitigated by its gray. Marble inlaid tables, porcelain figurines, sofas, chairs, the very parquet. Everything was powdered with it, and sometimes, as with figurines and busts, the effect was oddly beneficial, accentuating their features, their folds, the vivacity of a group. But usually its layer was thick and solid; what's more, it had an air of finality, as though no new dust could be added to it. Every surface craves dust, for dust is the flesh of time, as a poet said, time's very flesh and blood; but here the craving seemed to be over. Now it will seep into the objects themselves, I thought, fuse with them, and in the end replace them. It depends of course on the material; some of it quite durable. They may not even disintegrate; they'll simply become grayer, as time would have nothing against assuming their shapes, the way it already had in this succession of vacuum chambers in which it was overtaking matter. The last of them was the master bedroom. A gigantic yet uncovered four-poster bed dominated its space: the admiral's revenge for the narrow cot aboard his ship, or perhaps his homage to the sea itself. The latter was more probable, given the monstrous stucco cloud of putti descending on the bed and playing the role of baldachin.

    There was a great deal of dust everywhere; the hues and shapes of everything in sight were mitigated by its gray.

    Marble inlaid tables, porcelain figurines, sofas, chairs, the very parquet. Everything was powdered with it, and sometimes, as with figurines and busts, the effect was oddly beneficial, accentuating their features, their folds, the vivacity of a group.

    But usually its layer was thick and solid; what's more, it had an air of finality, as though no new dust could be added to it. Every surface craves dust, for dust is the flesh of time, as a poet said, time's very flesh and blood; but here the craving seemed to be over.

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    Now it will seep into the objects themselves, I thought, fuse with them, and in the end replace them. It depends of course on the material; some of it quite durable. They may not even disintegrate; they'll simply become grayer, as time would have nothing against assuming their shapes, the way it already had in this succession of vacuum chambers in which it was overtaking matter.

    Shelves: essays-and-journalism , , travel , italy , bought-or-replaced , ebooks-kobo , points , decades [4. I never understood why it was a popular topic, and went on to associate the place with chore-ish dullness, dimly aware it also had some mysterious cult following.

    A couple of days ago, though, I watched repeats of a BBC documentary series, Francesco's Venice , which first time round I either deliberately ignored or never noticed.

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    The documentary was a little jumbled in chronology [4. The documentary was a little jumbled in chronology, but made up for it in atmosphere. It also doesn't hurt that presenter Francesco da Mosto is the sort of silver fox that would suit a bored nearly-middle-aged woman's daydream of a cheerfully fleeting fling, like Elizabeth Gilbert's Italian in Eat Pray Love.

    But how extremely weird that I didn't previously know about the great eighteenth and nineteenth century mythos of Venice as a place of decadence, Romanticism and beautiful decay, and how that lingers in the present popular idea of the place even whilst the reality may be a carefully tended living museum, stuffed to the gills with camera-clicking tourists. From my mid teens onwards, I somehow managed to read about all sorts of aesthetes and decadents, aware of plenty of other European cities having associations with them, without ever really noticing Venice beyond the title of a book by Ruskin.

    I even saw the scenes in the David Tennant Casanova series 11 years ago and assumed they had as much dramatic licence as the ball costumes, or were relevant only to a tiny coterie. A few years ago I really connected with the film Death in Venice because Aschenbach never does anything with the boy, I think it can easily be transposed to some other love-object one can't have , but again that seemed isolated, not the efflorescence of a spirit of place.

    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.

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    Baroque is too fuzzy round the edges, and I regret to say that there is, IMO, such a thing as too much gold leaf. It's very odd to think that all this time, Venice had associations that I'd have rather liked, if only I'd known. So I wanted to read more about this side of Venice, to see if I could get into it after all this time - this needed writing that was heavy on atmosphere more than geographical fact and political history. Going by its beginning, this novella-length essay seemed perfect.

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