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Joseph Brodsky (1940–1996)

Autor(a) de Watermark

188+ Works 3,413 Membros 45 Críticas 35 Favorited

About the Author

Joseph Brodsky was born in Leningrad on May 24, 1940. He left school at the age of fifteen, taking jobs in a morgue, a mill, a ship's boiler room, and a geological expedition. During this time he taught himself English and Polish and began writing poetry. His first poems appeared mainly in Syntax, mostrar mais a Leningrad underground literary magazine. In 1964, he was tried and sentenced to five years of administrative exile for the charge of parasitism. As a result of intervention by prominent Soviet cultural figures, he was freed in 1965. In 1972, under tremendous pressure from the authorities, he emigrated to the United States. He wrote nine volumes of poetry and several collections of essays. His works include A Part of Speech, To Urania, Watermark, On Grief and Reason, So Forth, and Collected Poems in English. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1987 and was named poet laureate of the United States, the first poet whose native language was not English to achieve this honor. He died of a heart attack on January 28, 1996. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Obras por Joseph Brodsky

Watermark (1989) 634 exemplares
Less Than One: Selected Essays (1986) 534 exemplares
On grief and reason: essays (1995) 333 exemplares
Collected Poems in English (2000) 318 exemplares
A Part of Speech (1980) 211 exemplares
To Urania: Poems (1987) 160 exemplares
Nativity Poems (1992) 151 exemplares
So Forth: Poems (1996) 122 exemplares
Homage to Robert Frost (1996) — Contribuidor — 65 exemplares
Selected Poems (1715) 62 exemplares
Marbles: A Play in Three Acts (1984) 51 exemplares
Fuga da Bisanzio (1986) 42 exemplares
Discovery (1999) 37 exemplares
Erinnerungen an Leningrad (1987) 27 exemplares
Poesie (1972-1985) (1986) 22 exemplares
Dall'esilio (1988) 20 exemplares
Fermata nel deserto (1977) 17 exemplares
Torso gedichten (1987) 13 exemplares
Profilo di Clio (1992) 12 exemplares
Ex Ponto (2000) 12 exemplares
Il canto del pendolo (1987) 10 exemplares
Triton : gedichten 1985-1994 (1995) 10 exemplares
Hvordan lese en bok : essays (1997) 9 exemplares
Poèmes, 1961-1987 (1987) 9 exemplares
Selected Poems, 1968-1996 (2020) 9 exemplares
POEZIJA 8 exemplares
Koguja rõõm (1996) 7 exemplares
Joulutähti : runoja (1999) 7 exemplares
Ei oikein ihminenkään (1987) 7 exemplares
Poesie italiane (1996) 7 exemplares
Sobre o Exílio (2000) 5 exemplares
Flucht aus Byzanz: Essays (1988) 5 exemplares
Collines, et autres poèmes (1966) 5 exemplares
Gedichte. (2001) 4 exemplares
Marca de Água — Sobre Veneza (2018) 4 exemplares
Sorg och förnuft : essäer (1997) 4 exemplares
Vodoznaky : zrcadlení času (2003) 4 exemplares
Sochineniia Iosifa Brodskogo (1997) 4 exemplares
Rabochaya Azbuka (2013) 3 exemplares
Intuition und Kreativität (1996) 3 exemplares
Conversazioni (2015) 3 exemplares
Einem alten Architekten in Rom (1987) 3 exemplares
E così via (2017) 3 exemplares
Vodeni žig (1994) 2 exemplares
Стихотворения (2001) 2 exemplares
IZABRANE PESME (1990) 2 exemplares
Избранное 2 exemplares
Стихотворения / (1991) 2 exemplares
Gladiatorene (1975) 2 exemplares
Mein Ru©land in Gedichten (2003) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Poemes escollits (2013) 2 exemplares
Poklonitsya Teni [ In Russian ] (2008) 2 exemplares
Vingt sonnets à Marie Stuart (2014) 2 exemplares
A Musa em Exílio (2000) 2 exemplares
Ausgewählte Gedichte (1987) 2 exemplares
Loin de Byzance (1988) 2 exemplares
Joseph Brodsky Reads His Poetry (1988) 2 exemplares
Reisen til Istanbul (1988) 2 exemplares
Власть стихий (2010) 1 exemplar
В тени Данте (2010) 1 exemplar
Холмы 1 exemplar
Vertumne et autres poèmes (1993) 1 exemplar
Слон и Маруська (2011) 1 exemplar
Římské elegie 1 exemplar
ローマ悲歌 1 exemplar
Wiersze bożonarodzeniowe (2006) 1 exemplar
Poezje wybrane (1990) 1 exemplar
Śpiew wahadła (2014) 1 exemplar
Place As Good As Any: Essays (1994) 1 exemplar
Etcétera (1998) 1 exemplar
Posvećeno kičmi 1 exemplar
Tuga i razum 1 exemplar
Mniej niż ktoś 1 exemplar
Izgnanie iz raia (2010) 1 exemplar
Konets Prekrasnoi Epokhi (1987) 1 exemplar
Pisʹma rimskomu drugu (1991) 1 exemplar
Wiersze ostatnie (1998) 1 exemplar
Razgovori i besede (1988) 1 exemplar
Velence vízjele (2008) 1 exemplar
Cholmy : stichotvorenija (2007) 1 exemplar
Lustro weneckie (1993) 1 exemplar
Menshe edinitsy (1999) 1 exemplar
Poesie 1972-1985 1 exemplar
PAJ #54 1 exemplar
Sobre o exílio 1 exemplar

Associated Works

A Book of Luminous Things: An International Anthology of Poetry (1996) — Contribuidor — 835 exemplares
The Foundation Pit (1930) — Prefácio, algumas edições788 exemplares
A Tomb for Boris Davidovich (1978) — Introdução, algumas edições711 exemplares
World Poetry: An Anthology of Verse from Antiquity to Our Time (1998) — Contribuidor — 450 exemplares
Against Forgetting: Twentieth-Century Poetry of Witness (1993) — Contribuidor — 336 exemplares
The Vintage Book of Contemporary World Poetry (1996) — Contribuidor — 311 exemplares
Bad Trips (1991) — Contribuidor — 233 exemplares
The Art of Losing (2010) — Contribuidor — 203 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 1997 (1997) — Contribuidor — 167 exemplares
The Best American Essays 1995 (1995) — Contribuidor — 160 exemplares
Granta 30: New Europe (1990) — Contribuidor — 145 exemplares
The Faber Book of Beasts (1997) — Contribuidor — 141 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 1992 (1992) — Contribuidor — 102 exemplares
The Penguin book of Russian poetry (2015) — Contribuidor — 93 exemplares
Nobel Lectures: From the Literature Laureates, 1986 to 2006 (2006) — Contribuidor — 72 exemplares
The Best American Essays 1986 (1986) — Contribuidor — 70 exemplares
Gods and Mortals: Modern Poems on Classical Myths (1684) — Contribuidor — 69 exemplares
Russian Poets (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets) (2009) — Contribuidor — 66 exemplares
Why Bosnia? Writings on the Balkan War (1993) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
Antaeus No. 75/76, Autumn 1994 - The Final Issue (1994) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
Isaiah Berlin: A Celebration (1991) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
Nobel Writers on Writing (2000) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
Contre tout espoir (Tome 1): Souvenirs (1972) — Prefácio, algumas edições9 exemplares
Poets and Critics Read Vergil (2001) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Unfinished Ireland: Essays on Hubert Butler (2002) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Im Luftgrab. Ein Lesebuch. (1999) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
るしおる 第64号 (2007) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
るしおる〈63〉 (2007) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
るしおる (62) (2006) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
るしおる〈61〉アイギ・友情のページ (2006) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Brodskij, Iosif Aleksandrovic
Бродский, Иосиф Александрович
Data de nascimento
1940
Data de falecimento
1996-01-28
Localização do túmulo
Cimitero di San Michele, Venice, Italy
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
Rusland (geboren)
VS
Local de nascimento
Leningrad, Rusland
Local de falecimento
New York, New York, USA
Locais de residência
Leningrad, Rusland
New York, VS
Ocupações
poet
hospital orderly
professor (Andrew W. Mellon, Mount Holyoke College)
essayist
Relações
Akhmatova, Anna (friend)
Organizações
American Academy of Arts and Letters (Literature, 1979)
Prémios e menções honrosas
Nobelprijs voor Literatuur (1987)

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From Poets.org: Joseph Brodsky was born in Leningrad and left school at the age of 15, taking jobs in a morgue, a mill, a ship's boiler room, and a geological expedition. During this time, he taught himself English and Polish and began writing poetry. Brodsky was exiled from the Soviet Union in 1972 after serving 18 months of a five-year sentence in a labor camp. According to Brodsky, literature turned his life around. "I was a normal Soviet boy," he said. "I could have become a man of the system. But something turned me upside down: [Fyodor Dostoevsky's] Notes from the Underground. I realized what I am. That I am bad." He moved to the USA, where he made homes in both Brooklyn and Massachusetts. His first book of poetry in English translation appeared in 1973. Celebrated as the greatest Russian poet of his generation, Brodsky authored nine volumes of poetry, as well as several collections of essays, and received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1987. In addition to teaching positions at Columbia University and Mount Holyoke College, where he taught for 15 years, Brodsky served as Poet Laureate of the United States from 1991 to 1992. In 1993, he joined with Andrew Carroll to found the American Poetry & Literacy Project, a not-for-profit organization devoted to making poetry a more central part of American culture.

Joseph Brodsky was also a Russian nationalist with a loathing of Ukrainian independence. His On Ukrainian Independence (1992, unpublished) includes the lines 'Hurry back to your huts to be gang-banged by Krauts and Pollacks right in the guts' and 'When it's your turn to be dragged to graveyards, / You'll whisper and wheeze, your deathbed mattress a-pushing, / Not Shevchenko's bullshit but poetry from Pushkin'. (Alexander Pushkin and Taras Shevchenko, foundational poets of Russia and Ukraine respectively).

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One of my few true poetic ideals. Astounding, inimitable, hilarious, gutting.
 
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therebelprince | 2 outras críticas | Apr 21, 2024 |
Brodsky's compilation of essays, speeches, lectures, and letters cover a variety of topics. Here are my most memorable aspects of Brodsky's On Grief and Reason: I loved the list of poets that should be read in their native tongue (German, Spanish, Polish, French, Greek, English, Dutch, Portuguese, Swedish, and Russian. Interestingly, he does not include Italian.). Poetry should be right next to the Bible in hotel nightstands. The joke is the Bible won't mind as it "doesn't object to the proximity of the phonebook" (p 203). Brodsky stresses the importance of poetry on a nation. He later includes a seminar given to people "ignorant or poorly acquainted with Robert Frost (p 223). He pulls apart the poetry of Thomas Hardy. "The Convergence of the Twain" was fascinating. The letter to Horace was surprisingly sexual. Despite all this, I found that one of the most fascinating points Brodsky makes is that if he had been a publisher, he would have insisted on putting the "exact age" at which an author composed his or her work on the cover of their book.… (mais)
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SeriousGrace | 2 outras críticas | Dec 10, 2023 |
Descripció de la ciutat de Venècia a l'hivern, on l'autor retornava un i altre any, durant els 17 anys anteriors a l'escriptura d'aquesta obra. Descripció poètica d'una ciutat submergida dins la boira, amb l'aigua sempre com a element fonamental.
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Nuriagarciaturu | 12 outras críticas | Nov 7, 2023 |
 
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RCornell | 1 outra crítica | Oct 16, 2023 |

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Popularidade
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Avaliação
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