Michael Scammell with Joseph Brodsky (interview date 1972)
SOURCE: Scammell, Michael. “Interview with Joseph Brodsky.” In An Embarrassment of Tyrannies: Twenty-Five Years of Index on Censorship, edited by W. L. Webb and Rose Bell, pp. 51-7. London: Victor Gollancz, 1997.
[In the following interview, conducted in 1972, British journalist and translator Scammel speaks with Joseph Brodsky, a Russian poet who was sentenced to hard labor by the Soviet government before being expelled from the Soviet Union in 1972.]
[Scammell]: Joseph, when did you start writing poetry?
[Brodsky]: When I was 18.
Was your work ever published in the Soviet Union?
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