Questions tagged [joseph-brodsky]

Questions about the Russian-American poet and essayist Iosif Aleksandrovich Brodsky (1940 – 1996) and his life as a writer. He was awarded the 1987 Nobel Prize in Literature.

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Brodsky's "two-liner" in his essay "Less than One"

In his 1976 essay Less than One, Joseph Brodsky writes: For the beginning I had better trust my birth certificate, which states that I was born on May 24, 1940, in Leningrad, Russia, much as I abhor ...
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What is the meaning of Brodsky’s saying in the context of Sagan & Schneider’s book “Into the Cool”?

I came across this paragraph while reading Into the Cool by Sagan and Schneider and I was intrigued by a reference to Joseph Brodsky’s poetry but I can’t seem to understand what it means exactly: ...