To Begin Where I Am: Selected Essays

Farrar, Straus and Giroux - Spanning more than a half century, wartime atrocities, and their challenge to ethical beliefs, written in 1942 in the form of a letter to his friend Jerzy Andrzejewski, from an impassioned essay on human nature, to brief biographical sketches and poetic prose pieces from the late 1990s, this volume presents Milosz the prose writer in all his multiple, beguiling guises.

The incisive, sardonic analyst of the seductive power of communism is also the author of tender, elegiac portraits of friends famous and obscure; the witty commentator on Polish complexes writes lyrically of the California landscape. Two great themes predominate in these essays, several of which have never appeared before in English: Milosz's personal struggle to sustain his religious faith, and his unswerving allegiance to a poetry that is "on the side of man.

To Begin Where I Am: Selected Essays - ". A comprehensive selection of essays--some never before translated into English--by the Nobel Laureate. To begin where i am brings together a rich sampling of poet Czeslaw Milosz's prose writings.





The Captive Mind

Vintage - Vintage. The best known prose work by the winner of the 1980 Nobel Prize for Literature examines the moral and intellectual conflicts faced by men and women living under totalitarianism of the left or right.





Native Realm: A Search for Self-Definition

Farrar, Straus and Giroux - The autobiography of the nobel laureateBefore he emigrated to the United States, Czeslaw Milosz lived through many of the social upheavals that defined the first half of the twentieth century. Here, the author sketches his moral and intellectual history from childhood to the early fifties, in this compelling account of his early life, providing the reader with a glimpse into a way of life that was radically different from anything an American or even a Western European could know.

In this beautifully written and elegantly translated work, Milosz is at his very best. Vintage. Using the events of his life as a starting point, Native Realm sets out to explore the consciousness of a writer and a man, examining the possibility of finding glimmers of meaning in the midst of chaos while remaining true to oneself.





A Book of Luminous Things: An International Anthology of Poetry

Mariner Books - Vintage. A collection of 300 poems from writers around the world, selected and edited by nobel laureate Czeslaw Milosz Czesław Miłosz's A Book of Luminous Things—his personal selection of poems from the past and present—is a testament to the stunning varieties of human experience, offered up so that we may see the myriad ways that experience can be shared in words and images.

Miłosz provides a preface to each of these poems, such as “travel, divided into thematic and often beguiling sections, ” “History, ” and “The Secret of a Thing, ” that make the reading as instructional as it is inspirational and remind us how powerfully poetry can touch our minds and hearts.

A Book of Luminous Things: An International Anthology of Poetry - . Mariner Books.





New and Collected Poems: 1931-2001

Ecco - His work, wrote edward hirsch in the New York Times Book Review, is “one of the monumental splendors of poetry in our age. With more than fifty poems from the end of Milosz’s career, this is an essential collection from one of the most important voices in contemporary poetry. His work brings to bear the political awareness of an exile—most notably in A Treatise on Poetry, a forty-page exploration of the world wars that rocked the first half of the twentieth century.

Widely regarded as one of the greatest poets of our time, Milosz is a master of probing inquiry and graceful expression. His later poems also reflect the sharp political focus through which this Nobel Laureate never fails to bear witness to the events that stir the world. Digging among the rubble of the past, Milosz forges a vision that encompasses pain as well as joy.

New and Collected Poems: 1931-2001 - His poetry is infused with a tireless spirit and penetrating insight into fundamental human dilemmas and the staggering yet simple truth that “to exist on the earth is beyond any power to name. Czeslaw milosz worked with the polish Resistance movement in Warsaw during World War II and defected to France in 1951.

Mariner Books. Vintage. New and collected poems: 1931—2001 celebrates seven decades of Czeslaw Milosz’s exceptional career.





Selected and Last Poems: 1931-2004

Ecco - Selected and last poems is a perfect introduction for poetry readers who might still be unfamiliar with this literary giant’s monumental body of work. Mariner Books. One of the century’s most important poets. San francisco chronicle“One of the greatest poets of our time, perhaps the greatest. Joseph brodsky“nobody tells the story of this age better than Czeslaw Milosz.

New republiccommemorating the centenary year of nobel laureate czeslaw milosz, Selected and Last Poems 1934 - 2004 is a sterling collection of some of the finest works of one the most revered poets of our time—including more than forty later poems new to this edition and never before published in English.





The Issa Valley: A Novel

Farrar, Straus and Giroux - There are the deep pine and spruce forests, the grouse and the deer, and the hunter's gun. There are also the loving grandparents with whom Thomas lives, who provide a balance of the not-quite-Dostoevskian devils that visit the villagers. Book. There is magdalena, the beautiful mistress of the village priest, whose suicide unleashes her ghost to haunt the parish.

Poetic and richly imagined, The Issa Valley is a masterful work of fiction from one of our greatest living poets. Mariner Books. Vintage. In the end, thomas is severed from his childhood and the Issa River, and leaves prepared for adventures beyond his valley. Thomas, the child-protagonist of the Issa Valley, is subject to both the contradictions of nature in this severe northern setting and sometimes enchanting, sometimes brutal timbre of village life.

The Issa Valley: A Novel - Biography & autobiography; children; Classics; Eastern Europe; Fiction; General; Pastoral fiction; Poland; Reader's Catalog.





Selected Poems: 1931-2004

Ecco - Book. Biography & autobiography; children; Classics; Eastern Europe; Fiction; General; Pastoral fiction; Poland; Reader's Catalog. One of the century’s most important poets. San francisco chronicle“One of the greatest poets of our time, perhaps the greatest. Joseph brodsky“nobody tells the story of this age better than Czeslaw Milosz.

New republiccommemorating the centenary year of nobel laureate czeslaw milosz, Selected and Last Poems 1934 - 2004 is a sterling collection of some of the finest works of one the most revered poets of our time—including more than forty later poems new to this edition and never before published in English.

Selected Poems: 1931-2004 - . Selected and last poems is a perfect introduction for poetry readers who might still be unfamiliar with this literary giant’s monumental body of work. Vintage. Mariner Books.





Milosz: A Biography

Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press - Andrzej franaszek’s award-winning biography of czeslaw milosz―the great Polish poet and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1980―offers a rich portrait of the writer and his troubled century, providing context for a larger appreciation of his work. Vintage. He follows the footsteps of a perpetual outsider who spent much of his unsettled life in Lithuania, Poland, and France, where he sought political asylum.

. In the long term, not least as an antidote to the amoral, he concluded that faith performed a positive role, soulless materialism that afflicts contemporary civilization. Book. This english-language edition, maps, contains a new introduction by the translators, along with historical explanations, translated by Aleksandra Parker and Michael Parker, and a chronology.

Milosz: A Biography - Franaszek recounts the poet’s personal odyssey through the events that convulsed twentieth-century Europe: World War I, the Nazi invasion and occupation of Poland, the Bolshevik revolution, and the Soviet Union’s postwar dominance of Eastern Europe. Mariner Books. Milosz reveals how that wisdom was tempered by experience even as the poet retained a childlike wonder in a misbegotten world.

Seamus heaney once said that Milosz’s poetry is irradiated by wisdom. Belknap. Biography & autobiography; children; Classics; Eastern Europe; Fiction; General; Pastoral fiction; Poland; Reader's Catalog.





Road-side Dog

Farrar, Straus and Giroux - Mariner Books. Biography & autobiography; children; Classics; Eastern Europe; Fiction; General; Pastoral fiction; Poland; Reader's Catalog. And always we were barked at by a dog, assiduous in its duty. The bucket was required for the horses to drink from. I went on a journey in order to acquaint myself with my province, in a two-horse wagon with a lot of fodder and a tin bucket rattling in the back.

. I traveled through a country of hills and pine groves that gave way to woodlands, where swirls of smoke hovered over the roofs of houses, as if they were on fire, for they were chimneyless cabins; I crossed districts of fields and lakes. I have been thinking not only of the people who lived there once but also of the generations of dogs accompanying them in their everyday bustle, and one night-I don't know where it came from-in a pre-dawn sleep, that funny and tender phrase composed itself: a road-side dog.

Road-side Dog - Road-side Dog Vintage. Belknap. It was so interesting to be moving, to give the horses their rein, a village slowly appeared, and wait until, in the next valley, or a park with the white spot of a manor in it. That was the beginning of the century; this is its. Book.





Legends of Modernity: Essays and Letters from Occupied Poland, 1942-1943

Farrar, Straus and Giroux - Biography & autobiography; children; Classics; Eastern Europe; Fiction; General; Pastoral fiction; Poland; Reader's Catalog. Legends of modernity, now available in english for the first time, brings together some of Czeslaw Milosz's early essays and letters, composed in German-occupied Warsaw during the winter of 1942-43.

Why did the european spirit succumb to such a devastating fiasco?" the young Milosz asks. Book. Passionate, and compelling, poignant, Legends of Modernity is a deeply moving insight into the mind and emotions of one of the greatest writers of our time. Mariner Books. Vintage. Belknap. Half a century later, milosz said: "if everything inside you is agitation, when Legends of Modernity saw its first publication in Poland, write measured, and despair, hatred, perfectly calm sentences.

Legends of Modernity: Essays and Letters from Occupied Poland, 1942-1943 - . While the essays here reflect a "perfect calm, and the relevance, hatred and despair" experienced by these two close friends struggling to understand the proximate causes of this debacle of western civilization, if any, " the accompanying contemporaneous exchange of letters between Milosz and Jerzy Andrzejewski express the raw emotions of "agitation, of the teachings of the Catholic church.