Louis Daniel Brodsky


Louis Daniel Brodsky

Louis Daniel Brodsky (Louis Brodsky, L.D. Brodsky) (born April 17, 1941) is an American poet and Faulkner scholar. [1.]

Life

Brodsky was born in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1941, where he attended St. Louis Country Day School. After earning a B.A., magna cum laude, at Yale University in 1963, he received an M.A. in English from Washington University in St. Louis in 1967 and an M.A. in creative writing from San Francisco State University the following year.

From 1968 to 1987, while continuing to write poetry, he assisted in managing a 350-person men's clothing factory in Farmington, Missouri, and started one of the Midwest's first factory-outlet apparel chains. From 1980 to 1991, he taught English and creative writing at Mineral Area Junior College, in nearby Flat River. Since 1987, he has lived in St. Louis and devoted himself to composing poems. He has a daughter, Trilogy, and a son, Troika. [2.]

Work

Brodsky is the author of fifty-eight volumes of poetry (five of which have been published in French by Éditions Gallimard) and twenty-three volumes of prose, including nine books of scholarship on William Faulkner and seven books of short fiction. [3.] His poems and essays have appeared in "Harper's Magazine" [4.] , "The Faulkner Journal [5.] ", "The Southern Review [6.] ", "The American Scholar [7.] ", "Studies in Bibliography" [8.] , and other journals. His work has also been printed in five editions of the annual "Anthology of Magazine Verse and Yearbook of American Poetry" [9.] .

In 2004, Brodsky’s "You Can't Go Back, Exactly" won the award for best book of poetry, presented by The Center for Great Lakes Culture, at Michigan State University [10.] .

Bibliography

Poetry

(all published by [http://www.timebeing.com Time Being Books] , St. Louis, MO) [11.] :

* "Five Facets of Myself" (1967)* (1995)
* "The Easy Philosopher" (1967)* (1995)
* "A Hard Coming of It and Other Poems" (1967)* (1995)
* "The Foul Rag-and-Bone Shop" (1967)* (1969, exp.)* (1995, exp.)
* "Points in Time" (1971)* (1995) (1996)
* "Taking the Back Road Home" (1972)* (1997) (2000)
* "Trip to Tipton and Other Compulsions" (1973)* (1997)
* "The Talking Machine and Other Poems" (1974)* (1997)
* "Tiffany Shade" (1974)* (1997)
* "Trilogy: A Birth Cycle" (1974) (1998)
* "Cold Companionable Streams" (1975)* (1999)
* "Monday's Child" (1975) (1998)
* "Preparing for Incarnations" (1975)* (1976, exp.) (1999) (1999, exp.)
* "The Kingdom of Gewgaw" (1976) (2000)
* "Point of Americas II" (1976) (1998)
* "La Preciosa" (1977)(2001)
* "Stranded in the Land of Transients" (1978) (2000)
* "The Uncelebrated Ceremony of Pants-Factory Fatso" (1978) (2001)
* "Birds in Passage" (1980) (2001)
* "Résumé of a Scrapegoat" (1980) (2001)
* "Mississippi Vistas": Volume One of A Mississippi Trilogy (1983) (1990)
* "You Can't Go Back, Exactly" (1988, two eds.) (1989) (2003, exp.)
* "The Thorough Earth" (1989)
* "Four and Twenty Blackbirds Soaring" (1989)
* "Falling from Heaven: Holocaust Poems of a Jew and a Gentile" (with William Heyen) (1991)
* "Forever, for Now: Poems for a Later Love" (1991)
* "Mistress Mississippi": Volume Three of A Mississippi Trilogy (1992)
* "A Gleam in the Eye: Poems for a First Baby" (1992)
* "Gestapo Crows: Holocaust Poems" (1992)
* "The Capital Café: Poems of Redneck, U.S.A." (1993)
* "Disappearing in Mississippi Latitudes": Volume Two of A Mississippi Trilogy (1994)
* "A Mississippi Trilogy: A Poetic Saga of the South" (1995)*
* "Paper-Whites for Lady Jane: Poems of a Midlife Love Affair" (1995)
* "The Complete Poems of Louis Daniel Brodsky: Volume One, 1963-1967" (edited by Sheri L. Vandermolen) (1996)
* "Three Early Books of Poems by Louis Daniel Brodsky, 1967-1969": "The Easy Philosopher", "A Hard Coming of It and Other Poems", and "The Foul Rag-and-Bone Shop" (edited by Sheri L. Vandermolen)(1997)
* "The Eleventh Lost Tribe: Poems of the Holocaust" (1998)
* "Toward the Torah, Soaring: Poems of the Renascence of Faith" (1998)
* "Voice Within the Void: Poems of" Homo supinus (2000)
* "Rabbi Auschwitz: Poems Touching the Shoah" (2000)*
* "The Swastika Clock: Endlösung Poems" (2001)*
* "Shadow War: A Poetic Chronicle of September 11 and Beyond, Volume One" (2001) (2004)
* T"he Complete Poems of Louis Daniel Brodsky: Volume Two, 1967-1976" (edited by Sheri L. Vandermolen) (2002)
* "Shadow War: A Poetic Chronicle of September 11 and Beyond, Volume Two" (2002) (2004)
* "Shadow War: A Poetic Chronicle of September 11 and Beyond, Volume Three" (2002) (2004)
* "Shadow War: A Poetic Chronicle of September 11 and Beyond, Volume Four" (2002) (2004)
* "Shadow War: A Poetic Chronicle of September 11 and Beyond, Volume Five" (2002) (2004)
* "Heavenward" (2003)
* "Regime Change: Poems of America's Showdown with Iraq, Volume One" (2003)*
* "Regime Change: Poems of America's Showdown with Iraq, Volume Two" (2003)*
* "Regime Change: Poems of America's Showdown with Iraq, Volume Three" (2003)*
* "The Complete Poems of Louis Daniel Brodsky: Volume Three, 1976-1980" (edited by Sheri L. Vandermolen) (2005)
* "Peddler on the Road: Days in the Life of Willy Sypher" (2005)
* "Combing Florida's Shores: Poems of Two Lifetimes" (2006)
* "Showdown With a Cactus: Poems Chronicling the Prickly Struggle Between the Forces of Dubya-ness and Enlightenment, 2003-2006" (2006)
* " A Transcendental Almanac: Poems of Nature" (2006)
* " Once upon a Small-Town Time: Poems of America's Heartland" (2007)
* " Still Wandering in the Wilderness: Poems of the Jewish Diaspora" (2007)
* " The Location of the Unknown: Shoah Poems" (2008)*
* " The World Waiting to Be: Poems About the Creative Process" (2008)

Bibliography

(coedited with Robert Hamblin) [12.]
* "Selections from the William Faulkner Collection of Louis Daniel Brodsky: A Descriptive Catalogue" (1979) [13.]
* "Faulkner: A Comprehensive Guide to the Brodsky Collection, Volume I: The Biobibliography" (1982) [14.]
* "Faulkner: A Comprehensive Guide to the Brodsky Collection, Volume II: The Letters" (1984) [15.]
* "Faulkner: A Comprehensive Guide to the Brodsky Collection, Volume III: The De Gaulle Story" (1984) [16.]
* "Faulkner: A Comprehensive Guide to the Brodsky Collection, Volume IV: Battle Cry" (1985) [17.]
* "Faulkner: A Comprehensive Guide to the Brodsky Collection, Volume V: Manuscripts and Documents" (1989) [18.]
* Country Lawyer "and Other Stories for the Screen by William Faulkner" (1987) [19.]
* Stallion Road: "A Screenplay by William Faulkner" (1989) [20.]

Biography

* "William Faulkner, Life Glimpses" (1990) [21.]

Fiction

* "Between Grief and Nothing" (novel) (1964)*
* "Between the Heron and the Wren" (novel) (1965)*
* "Dink Phlager's Alligator and Other Stories" (1966)*
* "The Drift of Things" (novel) (1966)*
* "Vineyard's Toys" (novel) (1967)*
* "The Bindle Stiffs" (novel) (1968)*
* "Catchin' the Drift o' the Draft" (short fictions) (Time Being Books, 1999)
* "This Here's a Merica" (short fictions) (Time Being Books, 1999)
* "Yellow Bricks" (short fictions) (Time Being Books, 1999)
* "Leaky Tubs" (short fictions) (Time Being Books, 2001)
* "Nuts to You!" (short fictions) (Time Being Books, 2004)
* "Rated Xmas" (short fictions) (Time Being Books, 2004)
* "Pigskinizations" (short fictions) (Time Being Books, 2005)

Memoir

* "The Adventures of the Night Riders, Better Known as the Terrible Trio" (with Richard Milsten) (1961)*

(* unpublished text)

Notes and Citations

[1] The Brodsky Collection. "Center for Faulkner Studies Site", Southeast Missouri State University [http://www.semo.edu/cfs/brodsky/index.htm]
[2] Louis Daniel Brodsky. "Louis Daniel Brodsky Site" [http://www.louisdanielbrodsky.com]
[3] Time Being Books. "Time Being Books Site" [http://www.timebeing.com/home/profile-brodsky.htm]
[4] Brodsky, Louis Daniel. "Rearview Mirror" and "Death Comes to the Salesman." "Harper's Magazine" 260 March 1980: 22.
[5] Brodsky, Louis Daniel. "'Elder Watson in Heaven': Poet Faulkner as Satirist." "The Faulkner Journal" I Fall 1985: 2-7;
"'Pappy' Faulkner's Recipe for Curing Pork." "The Faulkner Journal" II Fall 1986: 73-74;
Brodsky, Louis D. "Faulkner's Wounded Art: The Aftermath of Hollywood and World War II." "The Faulkner Journal" II Spring 1987: 55-66.
[6] Brodsky, Louis D. "William Faulkner: Poet at Large." "The Southern Review" VIII Fall 1982: 767-775;
Brodsky, Louis Daniel. "Manager of Outlet Stores," "Joseph K.," and "Between Connections." "The Southern Review" 18 Winter 1982: 175-178;
Brodsky, Louis Daniel. "A Day in the Life of Willy Sypher" and "Résumé of a Scrapegoat." "The Southern Review" 19 Spring 1983: 366-369;
Brodsky, Louis Daniel. "Willy's Southern Route" and "Between Seasons." "The Southern Review" 20 Autumn 1984: 890-893;
Brodsky, Louis Daniel. "Reflections on William Faulkner: An Interview with Albert I. Bezzerides." "The Southern Review" 21 Spring 1985: 376-403;
Brodsky, Louis Daniel. "Guilty Until Proven Innocent" and "Young Willy Services Two Major Accounts." "The Southern Review" 22 Summer 1986: 558-559;
Brodsky, Louis Daniel. "Faulkner's Life Masks." "The Southern Review" 22 Autumn 1986: 738-765;
Brodsky, Louis Daniel. "Faulkner and the Racial Crisis, 1956." "The Southern Review" 24 Autumn 1988: 791-807;
Brodsky, Louis Daniel. "The Faulkners, the Franklins, and the Fieldens: A Conversation with Victoria Fielden Johnson." "The Southern Review" 25 Winter 1989: 95-131
[7] Brodsky, Louis Daniel. "A Sky filled With Trees." "The American Scholar" 17 March 1978
[8] Brodsky, Louis Daniel, and Robert W. Hamblin. "Faulkner's 'L'Apres-Midi D'Un Faune': The Evolution of a Poem." "Studies in Bibliography, Volume Thirty-Three". Ed. Fredson Bowers. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1980. 254-263;
Brodsky, Louis D. "Additional Manuscripts of Faulkner's 'A Dead Dancer.'" "Studies in Bibliography, Volume Thirty-Four". Ed. Fredson Bowers. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1981. 267-270;
Brodsky, Louis Daniel. "The Autograph Manuscripts of Faulkner's 'The Lilacs.'" "Studies in Bibliography, Volume Thirty-Six". Ed. Fredson Bowers. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1983. 240-252;
Brodsky, Louis Daniel. "The Textual Development of Faulkner's 'Wash.'" "Studies in Bibliography, Volume Thirty-Seven". Ed. Fredson Bowers. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1984. 248-281;
Brodsky, Louis Daniel. "A Textual History of Faulkner's 'The Wishing-Tree' and 'The Wishing Tree.'" "Studies in Bibliography, Volume Thirty-Eight". Ed. Fredson Bowers. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1985. 330-374;
Brodsky, Louis D. "The 1961 Andrés Bello Award: William Faulkner's Original Acceptance Speech." "Studies in Bibliography, Volume Thirty-Nine". Ed. Fredson Bowers. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1986. 277-281;
Brodsky, Louis Daniel. "William Faulkner's 'Impressions' of 'Danzas Venezuela': The Original Manuscripts." "Studies in Bibliography, Volume Forty". Ed. Fredson Bowers. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1987. 226-229;
Brodsky, Louis Daniel. " William Faulkner's 1962 Gold Medal Speech." "Studies in Bibliography, Volume Forty-One". Ed. Fredson Bowers. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1988. 315-321.
[9] Brodsky, Louis Daniel. "My Flying Machine," "Buffalo," and "Weeding in January." "Anthology of Magazine Verse and Yearbook of American Poetry" 1980. 45-46;
Brodsky, Louis Daniel. "Death Comes to a Salesman," "Ancestry," and "In Bib Overalls, Work Shirt, and Boots." "Anthology of Magazine Verse and Yearbook of American Poetry" 1981. 49-51;
Brodsky, Louis Daniel. "A Day in the Life of Willy Sypher," "Redbuds," and "Great-Grandmother." "Anthology of Magazine Verse and Yearbook of American Poetry" 1984. 55-57;
Brodsky, Louis Daniel. "Willy's Southern Route" and "Inundation." "Anthology of Magazine Verse and Yearbook of American Poetry" 1985. 46-48;
Brodsky, Louis Daniel. "Young Willy Services Two Major Accounts" and "A Renewal of Faith." "Anthology of Magazine Verse and Yearbook of American Poetry" 1986-1988. 62-64.
[10] The Center for Great Lakes Culture. "The Center for Great Lakes Culture Site" Michigan State University [http://www.greatlakes.msu.edu/poebookaward2004.php]
[11] Time Being Books. "Time Being Books Site" [http://www.timebeing.com/home/title.htm]
[12] Robert Hamblin. "Robert Hamblin Site" [http://www2.semo.edu/hamblin/homepage.html]
[13] Brodsky, Louis Daniel, and Robert W. Hamblin. "Selections from the William Faulkner Collection of Louis Daniel Brodsky: A Descriptive Catalogue". Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1979.
[14] Brodsky, Louis Daniel, and Robert W. Hamblin. "Faulkner: A Comprehensive Guide to the Brodsky Collection, Volume I: The Biobibliography". Jackson: The University Press of Mississippi, 1982.
[15] Brodsky, Louis Daniel, and Robert W. Hamblin. "Faulkner: A Comprehensive Guide to the Brodsky Collection, Volume II: The Letters". Jackson: The University Press of Mississippi, 1984.
[16] Brodsky, Louis Daniel, and Robert W. Hamblin. "Faulkner: A Comprehensive Guide to the Brodsky Collection, Volume III: The De Gaulle Story". Jackson: The University Press of Mississippi, 1984.
[17] Brodsky, Louis Daniel, and Robert W. Hamblin. "Faulkner: A Comprehensive Guide to the Brodsky Collection, Volume IV: Battle Cry". Jackson: The University Press of Mississippi, 1985.
[18] Brodsky, Louis Daniel, and Robert W. Hamblin. "Faulkner: A Comprehensive Guide to the Brodsky Collection, Volume V: Manuscripts and Documents". Jackson and London: The University Press of Mississippi, 1989.
[19] Brodsky, Louis Daniel, and Robert W. Hamblin, editors. Country Lawyer "and Other Stories for the Screen by William Faulkner". Jackson and London: The University Press of Mississippi, 1987.
[20] Brodsky, Louis Daniel, and Robert W. Hamblin, editors. Stallion Road: "A Screenplay by William Faulkner". Jackson and London: The University Press of Mississippi, 1989.
[21] Brodsky, Louis Daniel. "William Faulkner, Life Glimpses". Austin: The University of Texas Press, 1990.

References

External links

* [http://www.louisdanielbrodsky.com Louis Daniel Brodsky]
* [http://www.timebeing.com Time Being Books]
* [http://www.semo.edu/cfs Center for Faulkner Studies at Southeast Missouri State University]


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