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Joseph Brodsky

The poet Joseph Brodsky was born in Leningrad in 1940. After being exiled as a dissident and ‘social parasite’, he emigrated to the United States in 1972. His books include A Part of Speech and Less Than One, a collection of essays, published in 1986. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1987. He died in 1996.