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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 What should I say about life? That it's long and abhors transparence. Quote Right
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Quote Left An unemployed existence is a worse negation of life than death itself. Quote Right
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Quote Left Better beware of notions like genius and inspiration; they are a sort of magic wand and should be used sparingly by anybody who wants to see things clearly. 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 To rule is not so much a question of the heavy hand as the firm seat. Quote Right
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