Poetry Books by Czeslaw Milosz

Czeslaw Milosz Books, Czeslaw Milosz poetry book Legends of Modernity Authors: Czeslaw Milosz, Madeline Levine, Jaroslaw Anders
Publisher: Macmillan
Published Date: 2006-10-03
Categories: Literary Collections
Now available in English for the first time, this collection brings together some of noted poet Czeslaw Milosz's early essays and letters, composed in German-occupied Warsaw during the winter of 1942-43.

Czeslaw Milosz Books, Czeslaw Milosz poetry book The Land of Ulro Authors: Czeslaw Milosz
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Published Date: 2000-05-22
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
This major prose work, originally published in English in 1985, is both a moving spiritual self-portrait and an unflinching inquiry into the genesis of our modern afflictions. A man who was raised a Catholic in rural Lithuania, lived through the Nazi occupation of Poland, and emerged, first in Europe and then in America, as one of our most important men of letters, speaks here of the inherited dilemmas of our civilization in a voice recognizable for its honesty and passion.

Czeslaw Milosz Books, Czeslaw Milosz poetry book To Begin Where I Am Authors: Czeslaw Milosz
Publisher: Macmillan
Published Date: 2002-10-02
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Five decades of essays by the revered writer are collected here, with writings on war, human nature, faith, communism, and Polish culture, among other topics. Reprint.

Czeslaw Milosz Books, Czeslaw Milosz poetry book Provinces Authors: Czesaw Miosz, Czeslaw Milosz
Publisher: Ecco
Published Date: 1991-11-21
Categories: Poetry
Poems explore the themes of youth and mortality, the redemptive power of language, and the borders that divide the past and the present

Czeslaw Milosz Books, Czeslaw Milosz poetry book Collected Poems Authors: Czeslaw Milosz
Publisher: Ecco
Published Date: 1990-05-21
Categories: Poetry
To find my home in one sentence, concise, as if hammered in metal. No to enchant anybody. Not to earn a lasting name in posterity. An unnamed need for order, for rhythm, for form, which three words are opposed to chaos and nothingness. -- Czeslaw Milosz

Czeslaw Milosz Books, Czeslaw Milosz poetry book Unattainable Earth, Authors: Czeslaw Milosz
Publisher: Ecco
Published Date: 1987-09-21
Categories: Poetry
Begun in the winter of 1955 and completed in the spring of 1956, Treatise on Poetry is a brilliant meditative poem fully expressive of the powers that have made Milosz one of our greatest writers. Expertly translated, the poem is divided into four parts -- Europe at the turn of the century, the condition of Polish culture between the two world wars, the harsh reality of World War II, and the role of the poet in the postwar world. Here Milosz addresses the failure of early-20th-century Polish poetry. With vast historical sweep and in language that enables readers to see "as if in a flash of summer lighting", Milosz offers a fascinating account of the mysterious art of poetry.

Czeslaw Milosz Books, Czeslaw Milosz poetry book The Issa Valley Authors: Czeslaw Milosz
Publisher: Macmillan
Published Date: 1981
Categories: Fiction
Combining historical accuracy and poetic landscape, Milosz celebrates the joys of childhood and ultimate maturity of Thomas, a Polish peasant, while offering a vivid description of the beauty of the Polish landscape and people

Czeslaw Milosz Books, Czeslaw Milosz poetry book Facing The River Authors: Czeslaw Milosz
Publisher: Ecco
Published Date: 1996-04-01
Categories: Poetry
Czeslaw Milosz did not believe he would ever return to the river valley in which he grew up. But in the spring of 1989, exactly fifty years after he left, the new government of independent Lithuania welcomed him back to that magical region of his childhood. Many of the poems in Facing the River record his experiences there, where the river of the Issa Valley symbolizes the river of time as well as the river of mythology, over which one cannot step twice. This is the river Milosz faces while exploring ancient themes. He reflects upon the nature of imagination, human experience, good and evil--and celebrates the wonders of life on earth. In these later poems, the poems of older age, this Nobel laureate takes a long look back at the catastrophic upheavals of the twentieth century; yet despite the soberness of his themes, he writes with the lightness of touch found only in the great masters.

Czeslaw Milosz Books, Czeslaw Milosz poetry book Visions from San Francisco Bay Authors: Czeslaw Milosz
Publisher: Macmillan
Published Date: 1983-07-01
Categories: History
Interrelated essays by the Nobel Laureate on his adopted home of California, which Lewis Hyde, writing in The Nation, called "remarkable, morally serious and thought-provoking essays, which strive to lay aside the barren categories by which we have understood and judged our state . . . Their subject is the frailty of modern civilization."

Czeslaw Milosz Books, Czeslaw Milosz poetry book Native Realm Authors: Czeslaw Milosz
Publisher: Penguin UK
Published Date: 2017-05-04
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
After The Second World War, Czeslaw Milosz was exiled for many years from his home country of Poland. In Native Realm, he evokes that homeland and his years away from it; how it nurtured him and how its divisions and destruction shaped a generation. Exploring such diverse memories as a Soviet officer drinking tea with his little finger sticking out, or two Chinese girls passing, laughing, by a New York subway station, Milosz uses these to both 'bring Europe closer to the Europeans' and to capture the formative moments in his life, from his Catholic education to his time in Paris, all with his distinctive honesty, elegance and self-awareness. Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature

Czeslaw Milosz Books, Czeslaw Milosz poetry book Selected and Last Poems 1931-2004 Authors: Czeslaw Milosz
Publisher: Penguin UK
Published Date: 2017-05-04
Categories: Poetry
This selection brings together the most beautiful and powerful of Czeslaw Milosz's poems, spanning his writing life. In verses such as 'Café' he considers the upheaval, revolutions and two world wars that he had witnessed, while 'My Faithful Mother Tongue' reflects the loyalty he felt to his native Polish language. He also remembers his schooldays in 'The World', and in 'Bypassing Rue Descartes' recalls the Paris streets of his student years, displaying both tenderness and tough-minded fury towards those who shaped his experiences. Writing not about abstract emotions, but about the horrors and beauty that he directly observed, Milosz opens our eyes to the joy-bringing potential of the poetry to which he gave his life. Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature

Czeslaw Milosz Books, Czeslaw Milosz poetry book The Separate Notebooks Authors: Czeslaw Milosz
Publisher: Ecco
Published Date: 1986-09-21
Categories: Poetry
A selection of poetry written during and after the Second World War details the devastation, hardships, horrors, and consequences of the era

Czeslaw Milosz Books, Czeslaw Milosz poetry book Bells In Winter Authors: Czeslaw Milosz
Publisher: Ecco
Published Date: 1999-07-30
Categories: Poetry
Poems translated from the Polish capture the beauty of the land and the despair of man

Czeslaw Milosz Books, Czeslaw Milosz poetry book Milosz's ABC's Authors: Czeslaw Milosz
Publisher: Macmillan
Published Date: 2002-01-09
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
The Nobel laureate presents a collection of musings on a variety of subjects, listed alphabetically, including literary characters, historical figures, and real and imagined places. Reprint.

Czeslaw Milosz Books, Czeslaw Milosz poetry book The History of Polish Literature, Updated Edition Authors: Czeslaw Milosz
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Published Date: 1983-10-24
Categories: Literary Criticism
This book is a survey of Polish letters and culture from its beginnings to modern times. Czeslaw Milosz updated this edition in 1983 and added an epilogue to bring the discussion up to date.

Czeslaw Milosz Books, Czeslaw Milosz poetry book The Witness of Poetry Authors: Czeslaw Milosz
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Published Date: 1983
Categories: Literary Criticism
Essays discuss the isolation of the poet, the tension between classicism and realism, the impact of reductionism, and the state of poetry in Europe

Czeslaw Milosz Books, Czeslaw Milosz poetry book Emperor of the Earth Authors: Czeslaw Milosz
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Published Date: 1981-08-21
Categories: Literary Criticism
Critical studies of various aspects of Slavic literature focus on key writers and the role of history and politics in shaping Eastern European literature



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