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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 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 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 Life-the way it really is-is a battle not between Bad and Good but between Bad and Worse. 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 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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