Join us for ‘Brodsky in Britain, and Britain in Brodsky’, the first in a series of monthly Academia Rossica and RusskyLondon events at Waterstones
Tue 08 October 2013 - 6.30pm
Join Academia Rossica at 18:30 on Tuesday, 8 October 2013 at Waterstones Piccadilly, for ‘Brodsky in Britain, and Britain in Brodsky’, the first in a series of monthly Academia Rossica and RusskyLondon events at Waterstones.
Given by Valentina Polukhina, renowned Brodsky expert and biographer, who knew Brodsky personally and worked with him, this lecture will address the myriad British influences in Josef Brodsky’s life and work, as well as the mark that Brodsky left on his British contemporaries: from Brodsky’s reading of the English metaphysical poets, through to his relationships with W.H. Auden, Stephen Spender, and other British contemporaries. This talk will also consider Brodsky’s own writing in English and its reception in the English-speaking world. Alongside the lecture, there will also be an opportunity to hear a recording of Brodsky reading his ‘Great Elegy for John Donne’, and to see many photos of the poet from a private collection. So please do come along for what promises to be an insightful, memorable evening, and an exceptional start to the series.