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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 Stupefaction, when it persists, becomes stupidity. Quote Right
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Quote Left There is but one way left to save a classic: to give up revering him and use him for our own salvation. Quote Right
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Quote Left Every intellectual effort sets us apart from the commonplace, and leads us by hidden and difficult paths to secluded spots where we find ourselves amid unaccustomed thoughts. Quote Right
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Quote Left Effort is only effort when it begins to hurt. Quote Right
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