Iosif Aleksandrovich Brodsky[2] (Roushie: Ио́сиф Алекса́ндрович Бро́дский, IPA: [ɪˈosʲɪf ɐlʲɪˈksandrəvʲɪtɕ ˈbrotskʲɪj] ( listen); 24 Mey 1940 – 28 Januar 1996) wis a Roushie an American poet an essayist.

Nobel prize medal.svg Joseph Brodsky
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Brodsky in 1988
BornIosif Aleksandrovich Brodsky
24 Mey 1940(1940-05-24)
Leningrad, Roushie SFSR, Soviet Union
Dee'd28 Januar 1996(1996-01-28) (aged 55)
New York Ceety, New York, USA
ThriftPoet, essayist
LeidRoushie (poetry),[1] Inglis (prose)[1]
NaitionalityRoushie, American
CeetizenshipSoviet Union (1940–1972)
Stateless (1972–1977)
Unitit States (1977–1996)
Notable warksGorbunov and Gorchakov (1970)
Less Than One: Selected Essays (1986)
Notable awairdsNobel Prize in Leeteratur (1987)
Struga Poetry Evenings Golden Wreath Awaird (1991)
SpooseMaria Sozzani (1990–1996)
PairtnerMarina Basmanova (1962–1967)
BairnsAndrei Basmanov, Anna Brodsky

Born in Leningrad in 1940, Brodsky ran afoul o Soviet authorities an wis expelled ("strangly advised" tae emigrate) frae the Soviet Union in 1972, settlin in the Unitit States wi the help o W. H. Auden an ither supporters. He taucht thareafter at Mount Holyoke College, an at varsities includin Yale, Columbia, Cambridge an Michigan.

Brodsky wis awairdit the 1987 Nobel Prize in Leeteratur "for an aw-embracin authorship, imbued wi clarity o thocht an poetic intensity".[3] He wis appyntit Unitit States Poet Laureate in 1991.[4]


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  2. Also known as Josip, Josef or Joseph.
  3. "The Nobel Prize in Literature 1987". Nobelprize. October 7, 2010. Retrieved October 7, 2010.
  4. "Poet Laureate Timeline: 1981–1990". Library of Congress. 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-01.