Video of the speech by Joseph Brodsky in the hall of the Jewish center in Palo Alto (California, USA), 30 October 1992, where he reads his poem, " on the independence of Ukraine ", published in the social network.
"in the form of factual replica propose to your attention an excerpt from the video of the evening Brodsky hall in Palo al'tovskij Jewish center October 30, 1992, where it reads "independence of Ukraine" in the presence of nearly a thousand listeners, " writes Boris Vladimirsky, who published the VIDEO in a private Facebook. According to the testimony of people present at that evening, It was the first public reading of "independence of Ukraine" by the poet himself. As emphasized by Colta. Ru, a Poem deriding the establishment of Ukraine's statehood, was not included by the author in the collections, it was not included in the two volumes of Brodsky in the series " Library of the poet ", prepared by Lev Losev. Despite the message about the availability of autographs, with the first publication in the mid-1990s that "the independence of Ukraine," wrote Brodsky, been questioned. So, in 2005, his authorship fundamentally rejected Alexander Daniel. The author's text was first posted in 2008, Natalia Gorbanevskaya with the literary review of Valentina Polukhina, specialist Brodsky: "the poem" on the independence of Ukraine, " Joseph first read on February 28, 1994 in new York at Queens College, where he was tape recorded and then transcribed with errors. In this form it and went for a walk in samizdat and was published in Kiev in the newspaper "Capital" (1996, 13) ". It was the first publication of the author's text, but the discussion continued. Since the authenticity of the video of the first reading is confirmed by eyewitnesses, the question of the authorship of the poem "independence of Ukraine" can now be considered closed, stresses the magazine. VIDEO