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The Resource Joseph Brodsky : a literary life, Lev Loseff ; translated by Jane Ann Miller

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

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Joseph Brodsky : a literary life
Title
Joseph Brodsky
Title remainder
a literary life
Statement of responsibility
Lev Loseff ; translated by Jane Ann Miller
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • rus
  • eng
Summary
The work of Joseph Brodsky (1940-1996), 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 Drawing on a wide range of source materials, some previously unpublished, and extensive interviews with writers and critics, Loseff carefully reconstructs Brodsky's personal history while offering deft and sensitive commentary on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
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
N$T
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1937-2009
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Losev, Lev
Dewey number
891.71/44
Index
index present
Language note
Translation of: Iosif Brodskii., opyt literaturnoi biografii
LC call number
PG3479.4.R64
LC item number
Z76513 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Miller, Jane Ann
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  • Brodsky, Joseph
  • Authors, Russian
  • Brodsky, Joseph
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Authors, Russian
Label
Joseph Brodsky : a literary life, Lev Loseff ; translated by Jane Ann Miller
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Contents -- Preface -- Note on Translations and Sources -- CHAPTER ONE -- Home -- Parents -- First impressions (war) -- Heredity -- The lessons of the city -- School days -- Outskirts -- Real education -- Brodsky as Jew -- CHAPTER TWO -- First jobs -- Expeditions -- Social status -- Early reading -- Winds from the West -- Modernism -- Poetry -- Leningrad poetry, late 1950s -- Brodskyâ€?s early verse -- Persecution-prosecution -- Umansky and his circle -- Incident in Samarkand -- CHAPTER THREE -- The beginnings of a style
  • Boris Slutsky: meter, rhyme, composition, intonationLeningrad literary circles -- Evgeniy Rein: the art of the elegy -- Akhmatova -- Marina Basmanova and New Stanzas to Augusta -- CHAPTER FOUR -- Annus mirabilis, 1964â€?1965: ideology -- Persecution in Leningrad -- Kanatchikov Dacha and “Songs of a Happy Winterâ€? -- Arrest and preliminary hearing -- Pryazhka -- The trial -- Support for Brodsky and international fame -- Prison -- CHAPTER FIVE -- Annus mirabilis, 1964â€?1965: exile to Norenskaya -- Brodsky and Basmanova -- Anglo-American poetry
  • Epiphany in NorenskayaBack from exile -- CHAPTER SIX -- After exile: 1965â€?1972 -- Attempts at publishing a book -- A Halt in the Desert -- Long poems (1): “Isaac and Abrahamâ€? -- Long poems (2): “Gorbunov and Gorchakovâ€? -- Leaving the USSR -- CHAPTER SEVEN -- The world according to Brodsky -- Poetry and politics -- Motherland: us and them -- Brodskyâ€?s Asia -- Questions of faith -- The world according to Brodsky (conclusion) -- Existentialism -- CHAPTER EIGHT -- Arrival in the West: Auden -- Brodsky in America -- Carl Proffer and Ardis
  • The End of a Beautiful Era and A Part of Speech: a philosophy of prosodyThe End of a Beautiful Era and A Part of Speech: publication -- Brodsky the professor -- Brodsky in New York -- Travels -- Friends and foes -- Nonmeetings: Brodsky and Nabokov -- Brodsky and Solzhenitsyn speak to America -- Afghanistan and Poland -- Brodsky and Solzhenitsyn -- CHAPTER NINE -- Fame and fortune -- The politics and morals of the American campus -- Brodsky and the erotic -- Urania -- Brodsky in English -- Essays -- The Nobel Prize -- CHAPTER TEN -- Changes at home
  • Democracy!Busy years: 1990â€?1995 -- Illness -- “Being-toward-deathâ€? -- Death -- Notes -- Selected Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z
Control code
707082782
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 333 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283096126
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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  • 22573/ctt5q5gh6
  • e42e3935-7306-450d-80dc-d43d2e0cd11f
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not applicable
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)707082782
Label
Joseph Brodsky : a literary life, Lev Loseff ; translated by Jane Ann Miller
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Contents -- Preface -- Note on Translations and Sources -- CHAPTER ONE -- Home -- Parents -- First impressions (war) -- Heredity -- The lessons of the city -- School days -- Outskirts -- Real education -- Brodsky as Jew -- CHAPTER TWO -- First jobs -- Expeditions -- Social status -- Early reading -- Winds from the West -- Modernism -- Poetry -- Leningrad poetry, late 1950s -- Brodskyâ€?s early verse -- Persecution-prosecution -- Umansky and his circle -- Incident in Samarkand -- CHAPTER THREE -- The beginnings of a style
  • Boris Slutsky: meter, rhyme, composition, intonationLeningrad literary circles -- Evgeniy Rein: the art of the elegy -- Akhmatova -- Marina Basmanova and New Stanzas to Augusta -- CHAPTER FOUR -- Annus mirabilis, 1964â€?1965: ideology -- Persecution in Leningrad -- Kanatchikov Dacha and “Songs of a Happy Winterâ€? -- Arrest and preliminary hearing -- Pryazhka -- The trial -- Support for Brodsky and international fame -- Prison -- CHAPTER FIVE -- Annus mirabilis, 1964â€?1965: exile to Norenskaya -- Brodsky and Basmanova -- Anglo-American poetry
  • Epiphany in NorenskayaBack from exile -- CHAPTER SIX -- After exile: 1965â€?1972 -- Attempts at publishing a book -- A Halt in the Desert -- Long poems (1): “Isaac and Abrahamâ€? -- Long poems (2): “Gorbunov and Gorchakovâ€? -- Leaving the USSR -- CHAPTER SEVEN -- The world according to Brodsky -- Poetry and politics -- Motherland: us and them -- Brodskyâ€?s Asia -- Questions of faith -- The world according to Brodsky (conclusion) -- Existentialism -- CHAPTER EIGHT -- Arrival in the West: Auden -- Brodsky in America -- Carl Proffer and Ardis
  • The End of a Beautiful Era and A Part of Speech: a philosophy of prosodyThe End of a Beautiful Era and A Part of Speech: publication -- Brodsky the professor -- Brodsky in New York -- Travels -- Friends and foes -- Nonmeetings: Brodsky and Nabokov -- Brodsky and Solzhenitsyn speak to America -- Afghanistan and Poland -- Brodsky and Solzhenitsyn -- CHAPTER NINE -- Fame and fortune -- The politics and morals of the American campus -- Brodsky and the erotic -- Urania -- Brodsky in English -- Essays -- The Nobel Prize -- CHAPTER TEN -- Changes at home
  • Democracy!Busy years: 1990â€?1995 -- Illness -- “Being-toward-deathâ€? -- Death -- Notes -- Selected Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z
Control code
707082782
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 333 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283096126
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt5q5gh6
  • e42e3935-7306-450d-80dc-d43d2e0cd11f
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)707082782

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