Russia Celebrates Spanish Language, Literature and Culture
Latin American Herald Tribune
Guests viewed an exhibition of lithographs and drawings by Joan Miró and Antoni Tapies, inspired by the verse of Rafael Alberti and Joseph Brodsky respectively. The ceremony also recognized the growing interest in studying Spanish in Russia, the more ...
Russian Lawmakers Suggest Punishing People for Being Unemployed
The Moscow Times
Joseph Brodsky, one of Russia's most prominent poets and its last Nobel prize winner in literature, was convicted of social parasitism during a 1964 trial, over the course of which the judge famously wondered who had recognized him as a poet.
Colm Tóibín: 'Closets, closets and more closets'
He recalls an evening when reading Gunn took him on an adventure through his shelves that brought him to the exiled Russian poet Joseph Brodsky's essay on Robert Frost, On Grief and Reason, which Brodsky describes as "language's most efficient fuel".
Heartstrings pulled in Therefore Choose Life: review
Joseph meets and falls in love with Chava while living in the Jewish ghetto in their early 20s and they get married. Shortly after, they're sent to Auschwitz and are separated, with Chava on her way to the gas chambers. Joseph survives, moves to Canada ...