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Joseph Brodsky : a literary life / Lev Loseff ; translated by Jane Ann Miller.

Author/creator Losev, Lev, 1937-2009
Other author/creatorMiller, Jane Ann.
Format Book and Print
Publication InfoNew Haven : Yale University Press, ©2011.
Descriptionxiv, 333 pages ; 25 cm
Subject(s)
Uniform titleIosif Brodskii. English
Abstract The work of Joseph Brodsky, one of Russia's great modern poets, has been the subject of much study and debate. His life, too, is the stuff of legend, from his survival of the siege of Leningrad in early childhood to his expulsion from the Soviet Union and his achievements as a Nobel Prize winner and America's poet laureate. In this penetrating biography, Brodsky's life and work are illuminated by his great friend, the late poet and literary scholar Lev Loseff. Drawing on a wide range of source materials, some previously unpublished, and extensive interviews with writers and critics, Loseff carefully reconstructs Brodsky's personal history while offering deft and sensitive commentary on the philosophical, religious, and mythological sources that influenced the poet's work. Published to great acclaim in Russia and now available in English for the first time, this is literary biography of the first order, and sets the groundwork for any books on Brodsky that might follow.
Abstract Traces the life and literary career of Joseph Brodsky, describing the twentieth-century Russian poet's childhood, his expulsion from the Soviet Union, being awarded the Nobel Prize, and becoming America's poet laureate.
General noteOriginally published: Moscow : Molodaia gvardiia, 2006, under title Iosif Brodskii : Opyt literaturnoi biografii.
General noteTranslated from the Russian.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
LanguageTranslated from the Russian.
LCCN 2010024542
ISBN9780300141191 (alk. paper)
ISBN030014119X (alk. paper)

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