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Iosif Aleksandrovich Brodsky was a Soviet-Russian-American poet and essayist. He was expelled from the Soviet Union in 1972 for alleged "social parasitism" and settled 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 American Poet Laureate in 1991.. Russian poet and essayist

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Quote Left Racism? But isn't it only a form of misanthropy? Quote Right
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Quote Left We do not live to think, but, on the contrary, we think in order that we may succeed in surviving. Quote Right
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Quote Left In order to master the unruly torrent of life the learned man meditates, the poet quivers, and the political hero erects the fortress of his will. Quote Right
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Quote Left To rule is not so much a question of the heavy hand as the firm seat. Quote Right
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Quote Left Stupefaction, when it persists, becomes stupidity. Quote Right
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