The poet Joseph Brodsky died at the age of 55. Here is all you want to know and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Russian-born, Nobel Prize-winning poet, essayist, and playwright who was appointed United States Poet Laureate in 1991. His best-known works include A Part of Speech, To Urania, and Less Than One.
He grew up in Leningrad and worked for a time in a prison morgue. He was banished from the Soviet Union in 1972, and after spending time in Austria, he moved to the United States.
He taught at Mount Holyoke College, the University of Michigan, and Columbia University, among other schools.
How did Joseph Brodsky die?
Joseph Brodsky, 55, the Library’s 1991-92 Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry, died of a heart attack on Jan. 28 at his home in New York City.
"A writer is defined by the language in which he writes, and I would stick to that definition."Joseph Brodsky
"Time can be an enemy or a friend."Joseph Brodsky
"For a head of state presiding over a ruined economy, an active army with its low wages is god-sent: All he's got to do is provide it with an objective."Joseph Brodsky
"Translation is not original creation - that is what one must remember. In translation, some loss is inevitable."Joseph Brodsky
"Regardless of whether one is a writer or a reader, one's task consists first of all in mastering a life that is one's own, not imposed or prescribed from without, no matter how noble its appearance may be. For each of us is issued but one life, and we know full well how it all ends."Joseph Brodsky