Joseph Brodsky

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Joseph Brodsky


Born
in Leningrad, Russian Federation
May 24, 1940

Died
January 28, 1996

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Influences
Anna Akhmatova


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

4.40 avg rating — 705 ratings — published 2000 — 3 editions
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Watermark

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4.07 avg rating — 861 ratings — published 1992 — 21 editions
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Less Than One: Selected Essays

4.37 avg rating — 568 ratings — published 1986 — 21 editions
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A Part of Speech

4.48 avg rating — 325 ratings — published 1978 — 11 editions
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On Grief and Reason: Essays

4.34 avg rating — 287 ratings — published 1995 — 10 editions
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To Urania: Poems

4.33 avg rating — 227 ratings — published 2000 — 9 editions
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Fondamenta degli incurabili

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Конец прекрасной эпохи

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So Forth: Poems

4.04 avg rating — 128 ratings — published 1992 — 6 editions
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Иосиф Бродский. Малое собра...

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