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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 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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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 A revolution does not last more than fifteen years, the period which coincides with the flourishing of a generation. Quote Right
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Quote Left This is the generation whose first cry of life was the Hungarian uprising. 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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