- NAME: Joseph Brodsky
- OCCUPATION: Educator, Poet
- BIRTH DATE: May 24, 1940
- DEATH DATE: January 28, 1994
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Leningrad, Russia
- PLACE OF DEATH: Brooklyn, New York
- Originally: Iosip Aleksandrovich Brodsky
- AKA: Iosip Brodsky
- AKA: Iosif Aleksandrovich Brodsky
- AKA: Iosif Brodsky
- AKA: Joseph Brodsky
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Russian-born poet Joseph Brodsky was awarded the 1987 Nobel Prize in Literature for his important, sublime works of poetry.
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Over the years, Brodsky taught at other area colleges as well.
Brodsky published Less Than One in 1986. This collection of essays showed just how versatile he was as a writer. The following year, Brodsky received the Nobel Prize in Literature. The Nobel Committee chose him for his "all-embracing authorship, imbued with clarity of thought and poetic intensity."
During his final years, Brodsky continued to produce new poems as well as essays. In 1992, he published Watermark,
a collection of essays on Venice. The time he spent doing hard labor had left him with lifelong heart problems. Brodsky died of heart disease in New York City on January 28, 1994.
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