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Joseph Brodsky

Joseph Brodsky (May 24, 1940-January 28, 1996), born Iosip Aleksandrovich Brodsky, was a Russian-American poet, winner of the 1987 Nobel Prize in Literature, and Poet Laureate of the United States for 1991-1992.

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1 Life
2 Works
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The young Brodksy was encouraged and influenced by the poet Anna Akhmatova. He was charged with "social parasitism" by the Soviet authorities (who considered him "less than one"), and sentenced to five years of hard labor. The sentence was commuted in 1965 after prominent Soviet literary figures protested. Brodsky was exiled in 1972, and became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1977.


Poetry (English)

Essays (English)

Plays (English)

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