Lev Loseff was professor of Russian and chair of the Russian language and literature department at Dartmouth. He published eight collections of verse and fiction in Russian, as well as numerous works of criticism. A major compilation of his poetry, translated by Gerald Smith, will be published by Arc Publications in late 2010. His English works include On the Beneficence of Censorship: Aesopian Language in Modern Russian Literature and two coedited volumes, Joseph Brodsky: The Art of a Poem and Brodsky's Poetics and Aesthetics.
"The author of "Joseph Brodsky: A Literary Life" has accomplished the feat of discussing a poet s work persuasively in a language other than his own, and allowed us to glimpse the unique brilliance of the originals." Carol Rumens, "The Independent"--Carol Rumens"The Independent" (03/04/2011)"