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Comprehensive information about Joseph Brodsky including biographical information, facts, literary works, and more. 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 This educational Joseph Brodsky resource has information about the author's life, works, quotations, articles and essays, and more.


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Quote Left The poetic notion of infinity is far greater than that which is sponsored by any creed. Quote Right
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Quote Left No matter under what circumstances you leave it, home does not cease to be home. No matter how you lived there-well or poorly. Quote Right
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Quote Left There may be as much nobility in being last as in being first, because the two positions are equally necessary in the world, the one to complement the other. 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 We live at a time when man believes himself fabulously capable of creation, but he does not know what to create. Quote Right
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