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Joseph Brodsky
(1940-1996) born on
May 24
Russian-US poet. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1987 for his important lyric and elegiac poems; first foreign-born US poet laureate, 1991.
         
   
F
Man is what he reads.

R
For boredom speaks the language of time, and it is to teach you the most valuable lesson of your life -- the lesson of your utter insignificance.
A
Poetry is rather an approach to things, to life, than it is typographical production.
N
Life, the way it really is, is a battle not between Bad and Good but between Bad and Worse.
K
Twentieth-century Russian literature has produced nothing special except perhaps one novel and two stories by Andrei Platonov, who ended his days sweeping streets.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Quoted by Thomas D'Evelyn "Christian Science Monitor," 21 May 86
R: The New York Times/ 6/12/1989
A: In NY "Times," 1 Oct 72
N: In NY "Times," 1 Oct 72
K: In NY "Times," 1 Oct 72
   


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