Joseph Brodsky

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Joseph Brodsky

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born
in Leningrad, Russian Federation
May 24, 1940

died
January 28, 1996

gender
male

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Iosif Aleksandrovich Brodsky (Russian: Иосиф Александрович Бродский, IPA: [ɪˈosʲɪf ˈbrotskʲɪj] was a Russian poet and essayist.

Born in Leningrad in 1940, Brodsky ran afoul of Soviet authorities and was expelled from the Soviet Union in 1972, settling in America with the help of W. H. Auden and other supporters. He taught thereafter at universities including those at Yale, Cambridge and Michigan.

Brodsky was awarded the 1987 Nobel Prize in Literature "for an all-embracing authorship, imbued with clarity of thought and poetic intensity". He was appointed United States Poet Laureate in 1991.
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Collected Poems in English
4.38 of 5 stars 4.38 avg rating — 579 ratings — published 2000 — 3 editions
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Less Than One: Selected Essays
4.39 of 5 stars 4.39 avg rating — 470 ratings — published 1987 — 16 editions
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A Part of Speech
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On Grief and Reason: Essays
4.35 of 5 stars 4.35 avg rating — 229 ratings — published 1995 — 7 editions
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To Urania: Poems
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Fondamenta degli incurabili
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Конец прекрасной эпохи
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4.62 of 5 stars 4.62 avg rating — 108 ratings — published 1977 — 3 editions
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So Forth: Poems
4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 113 ratings — published 1996 — 4 editions
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Nativity Poems
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