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BRODSKY, JOSEPH, 1940-
Joseph Brodsky collection, 1988-1989

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Brodsky, Joseph, 1940-
Title: Joseph Brodsky collection, 1988-1989
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 901
Extent: .25 linear ft. (1 box)
Abstract: Collected materials relating to the life and work of Russian poet Joseph Brodsky.
Language: Materials entirely in English .

Administrative Information

Restrictions on access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Source

Purchase, 2001.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Joseph Brodsky collection, Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Processing

Processed by Elizabeth Russey, June 2, 2005.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

Iosif Alexandrovich Brodsky (Joseph Brodsky) (1940-1996), a Russian poet, was born May 24, 1940 in Leningrad, USSR (St. Petersburg, Russia) to Jewish parents. He left school at the age of fifteen to study independently, teaching himself English and Polish. In 1964 he was arrested by Soviet authorities on charges of "social parasitism" and sentenced to five years of hard labor on a state farm near the Arctic Circle. He was released after serving less than two years of his sentence, but in 1972 he was forced into exile. Befriended by American poet W. H. Auden, Brodsky settled in the United States, where he taught literature and creative writing at several universities, including the University of Michigan, Queens College, and Mount Holyoke College. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1987 and was appointed a Poet Laureate of the United States in 1991. He died of a heart attack in New York City on January 28, 1996.

Iosif Alexandrovich Brodsky (Joseph Brodsky) (1940-1996), a Russian poet, was born May 24, 1940 in Leningrad, USSR (St. Petersburg, Russia) to Jewish parents. He left school at the age of fifteen to study independently, teaching himself English and Polish. In 1964 he was arrested by Soviet authorities on charges of "social parasitism" and sentenced to five years of hard labor on a state farm near the Arctic Circle. He was released after serving less than two years of his sentence, but in 1972 he was forced into exile. Befriended by American poet W. H. Auden, Brodsky settled in the United States, where he taught literature and creative writing at several universities, including the University of Michigan, Queens College, and Mount Holyoke College. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1987 and was appointed a Poet Laureate of the United States in 1991. He died of a heart attack in New York City on January 28, 1996.

Scope and Content Note

The Joseph Brodsky collection contains materials relating to the life and work of Joseph Brodsky. The collection includes two printed commencement speeches by Brodsky and two poems inscribed to him by poet Mark Strand.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by document type.


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1 1 Commencement speech: University of Michigan, 1988
1 2 Commencement speech: Dartmouth College, June 11, 1989
1 3 "Figure in a Landscape" and "The Idea" by Mark Strand, inscribed to Joseph Brodsky
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