Stanford University announced himself as one of the largest centers for the study of creativity of Joseph Brodsky once acquired the archive of poet.

We are talking about a collection of documents belonging to Diana Abaeva Myers, wife of historian and translator, Alan Myers, a former friend of Brodsky. The documents were in the possession of the library of the Hoover institution of war, revolution and peace at Stanford.

“We were very interested to replenish the content of Joseph Brodsky, collected by Diane Myers, our extensive Russian archives and open access to these documents to the public”, – transfers words of the Director of the library of the Hoover institution Eric Wakin Colta.

According to him, this acquisition makes Stanford University one of the largest centres for the study of the work of Joseph Brodsky.
The part arrived in the library of the materials presented at the exhibition “Unpacking the story: the new collections of the library of the Hoover institution,” which will open at Stanford University until February 25, 2017.

Joseph Brodsky, the Nobel laureate for literature, was born on 24 may 1940 in Leningrad, in the Soviet Union was accused of parasitism and exiled to Arkhangelsk oblast. 4 June 1972 and deprived of his Soviet citizenship, the poet emigrated to the United States. His parents were not allowed to come to her son, and he himself was forbidden to return even to their funerals. The poet died on 28 January 1996 in new York.



Stanford University acquired the Brodsky archive and began to study his work 07.11.2016

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