Who is Joseph BrodskyIosif Aleksandrovich Brodsky (/ˈbrɒdski/; Russian: Ио́сиф Алекса́ндрович Бро́дский [ɪˈosʲɪf ɐlʲɪˈksandrəvʲɪtɕ ˈbrotskʲɪj] (listen); 24 May 1940 – 28 January 1996) was a Russian and American poet and essayist.
Born in Leningrad in 1940, Brodsky ran afoul of Soviet authorities and was expelled ("strongly advised" to emigrate) from the Soviet Union in 1972, settling in the United States with the help of W. H. Auden and other supporters. He taught thereafter at Mount Holyoke College, and at universities including ...
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Joseph Brodsky Poems
- Letters To The Roman Friend
Now is windy and the waves are cresting over
Fall is soon to come to change the place entirely.
Change of colors moves me, Postum, even stronger ...
- Bosnia Tune
As you pour yourself a scotch
Crush a roach or check your watch
As your hands adjust your tie people die
There is a meadow in Sweden
where I lie smitten,
eyes stained with clouds'
white ins and outs. ...
- Seven Strophes
I was but what you'd brush
with your palm, what your leaning
brow would hunch to in evening's
raven-black hush. ...
- Stone Villages
The stone-built villages of England.
A cathedral bottled in a pub window.
Cows dispersed across fields.
Monuments to kings. ...
Top 10 most used topics by Joseph BrodskyTime 8 Love 8 I Love You 8 Night 7 Face 6 Water 6 Life 6 Dark 6 Future 5 Evening 5
Joseph Brodsky Quotes
- For aesthetics is the mother of ethics. Were we to choose our leaders on the basis of their reading experience and not their political programs, there would be much less grief on earth. I believe-not empirically, alas, but only theoretically-that for someone who has read a lot of Dickens to shoot his like in the name of an idea is harder than for someone who has read no Dickens.
- I do not believe in political movements. I believe in personal movement, that movement of the soul when a man who looks at himself is so ashamed that he tries to make some sort of change-within himself, not on the outside.
- Life-the way it really is-is a battle not between Bad and Good but between Bad and Worse.
- No matter under what circumstances you leave it, home does not cease to be home. No matter how you lived there-well or poorly.
Comments about Joseph Brodsky
- Parisreview: “if i had to live a different incarnation, i’d rather live in venice as a cat.” —joseph brodsky
- Tj_kelleher: why are we arguing about stalingrad it was won when jude law sniped the talented mr ripley and then read hamlet down the pub with the ghost of joseph brodsky
- Pendidikan4id: “there are worse crimes than burning books. one of them is not reading them.” ― joseph brodsky
- Joseph_fasano_: "one of my teachers at columbia was joseph brodsky...and he said 'look,' he said, 'you americans, you are so naïve. you think evil is going to come into your houses wearing big black boots. it doesn’t come like that. look at the language. it begins in the language.'" - marie howe
- Zmkc: judge: & who said that you were a poet? who included you among the ranks of the poets? brodsky: no one. & who included me among the ranks of the human race? joseph brodsky, russian poet, quoted by edward lucas