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Joseph Brodsky's Birthday is today.

Russian-American poet, Nobel laureate.

Joseph Brodsky - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Would be 68 today.

He was one of the few.

Rest in peace, Joseph.
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Cool and today was the day that Napoleon was crowned King of Italy 1805.
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In 1963, he was arrested and in 1964 charged with parasitism ("тунеядство") by the Soviet authorities. A famous excerpt from the transcript of his trial made by journalist Frida Vigdorova was smuggled to the West:
Judge: And what is your profession, in general?
Brodsky: I am a poet and a literary translator.
Judge: Who recognizes you as a poet? Who enrolled you in the ranks of poets?
Brodsky: No one. Who enrolled me in the ranks of humankind?
Judge: Did you study this?
Brodsky: This?
Judge: How to become a poet. You did not even try to finish high school where they prepare, where they teach?
Brodsky: I didn’t think you could get this from school.
Judge: How then?
Brodsky: I think that it ... comes from God.[1]

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