Man is Not a Rock, by Joseph Brodsky

Man is Not a Rock, by Joseph Brodsky

The Baffler

Sunday, May 31, 2015 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT), New York, NY

"Man is Not a Rock" is a conversation between Joseph Brodsky, the Russian poet, U.S. Poet Laureate, and winner of the 1987 Nobel Prize in Literature, and the Austrian writer and translator Elizabeth Markstein in Vienna during the summer of 1972—Brodsky's first recorded interview after being expelled from the Soviet Union.

Privately held until Markstein’s death in Vienna on October 15, 2013, the recording, along with a transcript, was published two weeks later in Russia. The first English translation, from which this theatrical production is adapted, appears in the current issue of The Baffler.

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