In her personal memoir of Joseph Brodsky, his American friend and publisher Ellendea Proffer Teasley offers much previously unknown material about the great poet’s life in Leningrad, his leaving Russia and his career in the New World. Written in English, Teasley’s book had first come out in Russia to enjoy phenomenal reception and become a bestseller. In 2017 it was finally published in Boston by Academic Studies Press, in a book series on Jews of Russia and Eastern Europe. In her presentation, Dr. Teasley will discuss her book about Brodsky, how she wrote it, and how it was received first in Russia, Brodsky’s native country, and later in the US, his adopted country.
Moderator: Maxim D. Shrayer, Professor of Russian, English, and Jewish Studies, Boston College; Director, Project on Russian and Eurasian Jewry; Center Associate, Davis Center
When: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 4:15 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where: Room S-010 (Tsai Auditorium), CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA