Birth date: May 24, 1940
Died: January 28, 1996
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Man is what he reads, and poets even more so. Joseph Brodsky, born Iosif Aleksandrovich Brodsky (1940-1996), was, as the name suggests, a Russian of Jewish descent, who emigrated to the USA in 1972. It is never a trivial matter to leave one's own country behind, but for a poet emigration to anot...
He is buried there.Joseph Brodsky is buried in the Isola di San Michele cemetery in Venice.He is not alone. Other writers, other artists, also chose to rest there. Diaguilev, Pound, and Stravinsky among others keep him company.Knowing this while reading his very personal ode to Venice acquires an ...
These essays were outstandingly written in my opinion, because they explored ideas which were not familiar to me prior to the time of reading. Being a huge fan of Anna Akhmatova's poetry, I didn't take long to decide whether I liked or disliked Brodsky's style of essay-writing (my decision was the f...
nice anthology of excepts, short stories, poems, etc about Italy. I was introduced or reacquainted with authors I'd like to get to know better.