Brodsky Appreciated


Speaking of exiled artists, there is a new statue paying homage to the Russian poet Joseph Brodsky that has been erected in a courtyard in Moscow.

Brodsky moved to the United States in the 70’s after being expelled from Russia on account of alleged “social parasitism.” He went on to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. The statue stages a scene in which Brodsky is looking up with eyes closed, amidst a crowd of strangers, a classic poet stance. It’s an interesting story of exile and subsequent, eventual appreciation.

(via @BostonReview)

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