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Brumfield W. C. In the Presence of Two (Future) Nobel Laureates
(Tulane University, USA)
Abstract ♦ This essay presents the author's encounters with Joseph Brodsky on two occasions: in the fall of 1972 at Berkeley and subsequently at Harvard University. The earlier encounter occurred shortly after Brodsky's arrival in the United States and provides a personal observation of the poet at a critical point in his biography. This episode also involved Czeslaw Milosz, who was at that time a professor in the Department of Slavic Languages at the University of California.
Keywords: Joseph Brodsky, Czeslaw Milosz.
Brumfield William Craft, PhD, Professor of Slavic Studies, Tulane University, New Orleans, USA. Postal address: 6823 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70118, USA. Tel.: +1 (504) 865-5276. Email:
Citation: Brumfield, W. C. (2014) In the Presence of Two (Future) Nobel Laureates. Znanie. Ponimanie. Umenie, no. 4, pp. 331–334.
Submission date: 28.08.2014.
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For more information about Prof. William Brumfield, see: Zakharov, N. V. (2014) Brumfield, William Craft. Znanie. Ponimanie. Umenie, no. 3, pp. 398–402. (In Russ.).