Selected Poems, 1968-1996
Selected Poems, 1968-1996
Joseph Brodsky

Edited by Ann Kjellberg

Joseph Brodsky spent his life advocating for the place of the poet in society. As Derek Walcott said of him, "Joseph was somebody who lived poetry . . . He saw being a poet as being a sacred calling." The poems in this volume span Brodsky's career, which was marked by his expulsion from the Soviet Union in 1972. Together, they represent the project that, as Brodsky said, the "condition we call exile" presented: "to set the next man--however theoretical he and his needs may be--a bit more free."

This edition, edited and introduced by Brodsky's literary executor, Ann Kjellberg, includes poems translated by Derek Walcott, Richard Wilbur, and Anthony Hecht, as well as poems written in English or translated by the author himself. Selected Poems, 1968-1996 surveys Brodsky's tumultuous life and illustrious career and showcases his most notable and poignant work as a poet.

Title Selected Poems, 1968-1996
Author Joseph Brodsky
Edited by Ann Kjellberg
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Title First Published 12 May 2020
Format Paperback
Nb of pages
ISBN-10 0374600368
ISBN-13 9780374600365
Publication Date 12 May 2020
Weight 16 oz.

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