Joseph Brodsky: A Literary Life

The career of the great Russian poet Joseph Brodsky (1940-1996) was marked by personal courage and literary achievement in the shadow of ominous authority and  sociopolitical turmoil. Biographer Loseff, an intimate of the Nobel Laureate, illuminates his extroardinary life and times.

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Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…