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 (brôd′skē), Joseph 1940-1996.
Russian poet and essayist who was exiled from the Soviet Union in 1972. He won the 1987 Nobel Prize for literature.
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(Biography) Joseph, original name Iosif Aleksandrovich Brodsky. 1940–96, US poet, born in the Soviet Union. His collections include The End of a Beautiful Era (1977). Nobel prize for literature 1987
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(ˈbrɒd ski)
Joseph, 1940–96, U.S. poet, born in Russia: Nobel prize 1987; U.S. poet laureate 1991.
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Immigrants, just like Joseph Brodsky's exiled writers, are often "retrospective and retroactive beings." Nevertheless, Gavin's articulation of his family's circumstances bears the inexorable imprint of an American collective memory that is variously functional and symbolic.
As John Timpane (2004) put it in The Philadelphia Inquirer," Like Joseph Brodsky before him, Kaminsky is a terrifyingly good poet, another poet from the former USSR who, having adopted English, has come to put us native speakers to shame."
Ardent admirers of this utopia should take out time to read Slavenka DraculicHow We Survived Communism and Even Laughed or Joseph Brodsky's In A Room And A Half.
Joseph Brodsky (1940-1996) won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1987 "for an all-embracing authorship, imbued with clarity of thought and poetic intensity." Unlike Mandelstam, he never challenged the legitimacy of the Soviet state, and though he (like Mandelstam) underwent trials and punishments, when he was exiled in 1972 it was to America, where he was welcomed as a poet, teacher, and citizen; in fact, he served as the US Poet Laureate in 1991-1992.
3 -- In 1964, the USSR convicted Joseph Brodsky for writing poems and being a "social parasite".
Gunay Aliyeva's work looks at an artist's life in the form of a receipt inspired by the words of Joseph Brodsky "our products speak about us rather than our confessions".
Joseph Brodsky (United States, 1940-1996) wins the Nobel Prize for Literature "for an all-embracing authorship, imbued with clarity of thought and poetic intensity."...
Music was lumped together with other documentaries and Beethoven had to compete with Joseph Brodsky. Soon after, the communal viewings disappeared, and these days, I believe that very few commissioning editors still go.
Ulitskaya's novel tells the stories of young men and women inspired anew by Russian poetry, including Alexander Pushkin's early nineteenth-century gems, Pasternak's later, plainer verse, and Joseph Brodsky's forbidden output during his internal Soviet exile.
The performer was a close friend with the late poet Joseph Brodsky, a Nobel Prize winner and this country's poet laureate in 1991, and Hermanis is one of Europe's leading contemporary directors.