Louis Daniel Brodsky

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Louis Daniel Brodsky

Louis Daniel Brodsky (Louis Brodsky, L. D. Brodsky) (April 17, 1941 - June 16, 2014) was an American poet, short story writer, and Faulkner scholar.[1]

Life[edit]

Louis Daniel 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 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, part-time, at Mineral Area College, in nearby Flat River. From 1987 onward, he lived in St. Louis, near his daughter and son, and devoted himself to composing poems and short fictions.

Brodsky authored eighty-four volumes of poetry (five of which have been published in French by Éditions Gallimard) and twenty-five volumes of prose, including nine books of scholarship on William Faulkner and nine books of short fictions. His poems and essays have appeared in Harper’s, Faulkner Journal, Southern Review, Texas Quarterly, National Forum, American Scholar, Studies in Bibliography, Kansas Quarterly, Forum, Cimarron Review, and Literary Review, as well as in Ariel, Acumen, Orbis, New Welsh Review, Dalhousie Review, and other journals. His work has also been printed in five editions of the Anthology of Magazine Verse and Yearbook of American Poetry.

Brodsky’s You Can’t Go Back, Exactly won the Center for Great Lakes Culture's (Michigan State University) 2004 best book of poetry award.

His most recent books of poetry include A Mississippi Trilogy and The Words of My Mouth and The Meditations of My Heart, which he wrote during his year-plus-long journey living with brain cancer. He passed away from his cancer in June, 2014.

Work[edit]

You can learn more about Louis Daniel Brodsky and read samples of his most recent work by visiting his web site at: http://www.louisdanielbrodsky.com

Bibliography[edit]

Poetry[edit]

(all published by Time Being Books, St. Louis, MO):[2]

  • 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: Volume One of The Seasons of Youth (1992) (2009)
  • Gestapo Crows: Holocaust Poems (1992)
  • The Third Year's a Charm: Later-Love Poems (1993)*
  • The Capital Café: Poems of Redneck, U.S.A. (1993)
  • Disappearing in Mississippi Latitudes: Volume Two of A Mississippi Trilogy (1994)
  • Variations on a Love Theme: Poems for Janie (1995)*
  • A Mississippi Trilogy: A Poetic Saga of the South (1995)* (2013)
  • 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)
  • The Swastika Clock: Holocaust Poems (2000)* (2011)
  • Rabbi Auschwitz: Poems Touching the Shoah (2000)* (2009)
  • Shadow War: A Poetic Chronicle of September 11 and Beyond, Volume One (2001) (2004)
  • The 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)
  • Regime Change: Poems of America's Showdown with Iraq, Volume One (2002)*
  • Heavenward (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 Location of the Unknown: Shoah Poems (2004)*
  • 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 World Waiting to Be: Poems About the Creative Process (2008)
  • The Complete Poems of Louis Daniel Brodsky: Volume Four, 1981-1985 (edited by Sheri L. Vandermolen) (2008)
  • Unser Kampf: Poems of the Final Solution (2008)*
  • Dine-Rite: Breakfast Poems (2008)
  • Rien Sans Amour: Love Poems for Jane (2009)*
  • By Leaps and Bounds: Volume Two of The Seasons of Youth (2009)
  • At Water's Edge: Poems of Lake Nebagamon, Volume One (2010)
  • Seizing the Sun and Moon: Volume Three of The Seasons of Youth (2010)
  • At Dock's End: Poems of Lake Nebagamon, Volume Two (2011)
  • In the Liberation Camps: Poems of the Endlösung (2011)*
  • Just Ours: Love Passages with Linda, Volume One (2011)
  • Hopgrassers and Flutterbies: Volume Four of The Seasons of Youth (2011)
  • Saul and Charlotte: Poems Commemorating a Father and Mother (2011)
  • Each Other: Love Passages with Linda, Volume Three (2011)*
  • Seiwa-en: Poems in the Japanese Garden (2012)*
  • At Shore's Border: Poems of Lake Nebagamon, Volume Three (2012)
  • Our Time: Love Passages with Linda, Volume Two (2012)
  • We Two: Love Passages with Linda, Volume Four (2012)*
  • You, Me: Love Passages with Linda, Volume Five (2012)*
  • Burnt Offerings of the Thousand-Year Reich: Holocaust Poems (2012)*
  • Eying Widening Horizons: Volume Five of The Seasons of Youth (2012)
  • The Complete Poems of Louis Daniel Brodsky: Volume Five, 1986-1990 (edited by Sheri L. Vandermolen) (2013)(e-book only)
  • The Words of My Mouth and The Meditations of My Heart: A Poetic Pilgrimage from Illness to Healing-Living (2014)

Bibliography[edit]

(coedited with Robert Hamblin)[3]

  • Selections from the William Faulkner Collection of Louis Daniel Brodsky: A Descriptive Catalogue (1979)[4]
  • Faulkner: A Comprehensive Guide to the Brodsky Collection, Volume I: The Biobibliography (1982)[5]
  • Faulkner: A Comprehensive Guide to the Brodsky Collection, Volume II: The Letters (1984)[6]
  • Faulkner: A Comprehensive Guide to the Brodsky Collection, Volume III: The De Gaulle Story (1984)[7]
  • Faulkner: A Comprehensive Guide to the Brodsky Collection, Volume IV: Battle Cry (1985)[8]
  • Faulkner: A Comprehensive Guide to the Brodsky Collection, Volume V: Manuscripts and Documents (1989)[9]
  • Country Lawyer and Other Stories for the Screen by William Faulkner (1987)[10]
  • Stallion Road: A Screenplay by William Faulkner (1989)[11]

Biography[edit]

  • William Faulkner, Life Glimpses (1990)[12]

Fiction[edit]

  • 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)
  • With One Foot in the Butterfly Farm (short fictions) (Time Being Books, 2009)
  • Getting to Unknow the Neighbors (short fictions) (Time Being Books, 2011)

Memoir[edit]

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

(* unpublished text)

References[edit]

  1. The Brodsky Collection. Center for Faulkner Studies Site, Southeast Missouri State University [1]
  2. Louis Daniel Brodsky. Louis Daniel Brodsky Site [2]
  3. Time Being Books. Time Being Books Site [3]
  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; "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; "Manager of Outlet Stores," "Joseph K.," and "Between Connections." The Southern Review 18 Winter 1982: 175-178; "A Day in the Life of Willy Sypher" and "Résumé of a Scrapegoat." The Southern Review 19 Spring 1983: 366-369; "Willy's Southern Route" and "Between Seasons." The Southern Review 20 Autumn 1984: 890-893; "Reflections on William Faulkner: An Interview with Albert I. Bezzerides." The Southern Review 21 Spring 1985: 376-403; "Guilty Until Proven Innocent" and "Young Willy Services Two Major Accounts." The Southern Review 22 Summer 1986: 558-559; "Faulkner's Life Masks." The Southern Review 22 Autumn 1986: 738-765; "Faulkner and the Racial Crisis, 1956." The Southern Review 24 Autumn 1988: 791-807; "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 of Virginia Press, 1980. 254-263; "Additional Manuscripts of Faulkner's 'A Dead Dancer.'" Studies in Bibliography, Volume Thirty-Four. Ed. Fredson Bowers. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 1981. 267-270; "The Autograph Manuscripts of Faulkner's 'The Lilacs.'" Studies in Bibliography, Volume Thirty-Six. Ed. Fredson Bowers. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 1983. 240-252; "The Textual Development of Faulkner's 'Wash.'" Studies in Bibliography, Volume Thirty-Seven. Ed. Fredson Bowers. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 1984. 248-281; "A Textual History of Faulkner's 'The Wishing-Tree' and 'The Wishing Tree.'" Studies in Bibliography, Volume Thirty-Eight. Ed. Fredson Bowers. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 1985. 330-374; "The 1961 Andrés Bello Award: William Faulkner's Original Acceptance Speech." Studies in Bibliography, Volume Thirty-Nine. Ed. Fredson Bowers. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 1986. 277-281; "William Faulkner's 'Impressions' of 'Danzas Venezuela': The Original Manuscripts." Studies in Bibliography, Volume Forty. Ed. Fredson Bowers. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 1987. 226-229; " William Faulkner's 1962 Gold Medal Speech." Studies in Bibliography, Volume Forty-One. Ed. Fredson Bowers. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 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; "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; "A Day in the Life of Willy Sypher," "Redbuds," and "Great-Grandmother." Anthology of Magazine Verse and Yearbook of American Poetry 1984. 55-57; "Willy's Southern Route" and "Inundation." Anthology of Magazine Verse and Yearbook of American Poetry 1985. 46-48; "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 [4]
  11. Time Being Books. Time Being Books Site [5]
  12. Robert Hamblin. Robert Hamblin Site [6]
  13. Brodsky, Louis Daniel, and Robert W. Hamblin. Selections from the William Faulkner Collection of Louis Daniel Brodsky: A Descriptive Catalogue. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 1979.
  14. Brodsky, Louis Daniel, and Robert W. Hamblin. Faulkner: A Comprehensive Guide to the Brodsky Collection, Volume I: The Biobibliography. Jackson: The University of Virginia Press, 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.

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