Early life and education
The son of poet Vladimir Lifshitz, Loseff was born in Leningrad. He attended Leningrad's famous Saint Peter's School and graduated from the journalism department of the Leningrad State University.
Loseff immigrated to the U.S. in 1976. He earned a Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures from the University of Michigan and became a professor of Russian literature at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, a position he held until his death thirty years later. In his later years Loseff was a Russian-language radio personality and a prolific author, writing both poetry and non-fiction works on Russian literature.
Loseff died on May 6, 2009, in Hanover, NH.
- Joseph Brodsky: A Literary Life
- Joseph Brodsky: The Art of a Poem (co-edited with Valentina Polukhina)
- Iosif Brodskii: Trudy i dni (co-edited with Petr Vail)
- On the Beneficence of Censorship: Aesopian Language in Modern Russian Literature
- Poetika Brodskogo
- Brodsky's Poetics and Aesthetics (co-edited with Valentina Polukhina)
- A Sense of Place: Tsarskoe Selo and Its Poets (co-edited with Barry Scherr)
- Eight collections of poetry and prose in Russian.
- Gonzalez, Katie (May 12, 2009). "Russian department chair dies at 71". The Dartmouth. Retrieved June 13, 2011.
- "Lev Vladimirovich Loseff" (in Russian). Ozon.ru. Retrieved June 13, 2011.
- Mydans, Seth (September 6, 1991). "Soviet Turmoil; Exiled Russian Writers, Free to Return, Find Visiting Is Enough". The New York Times.
- Photographs of Loseff
- Book review of Loseff's biography of Joseph Brodsky.
- Interview with Loseff in Ogonyok magazine.