Russian Prof Makes a Splash Across the Pond

Lev Losev, Professor of Russian at the College, just published what the Times Literary Supplement is calling “the best single literary biography of [Joseph Brodsky] yet to have appeared in any language.” Losev was a longtime friend of Brodsky, whose early death occured in 1996. The book, Iosif Brodsky: opyt literaturnoy biografii, is put on the cover of the newest TLS. The reviewer of the book, Andrew Kahn, gushes throughout on the quality of the work: “Losev gets us closer to his subject than any other account by integrating a reliable narrative . . . and a penetrating study of Brodsky’s poetry and prose.

Congratulations to Professor Losev.