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  • Hardcover: 267 pages
  • Publisher: Ecco Press (April 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060188677
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060188672
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.6 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 407,786 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Selected Poems: 1931-2004

celebrates Czeslaw Milosz's lifetime of poetry. Widely regarded as one of the greatest poets of our time, Milosz is a master of expression and probing inquiry. Life opened for Czeslaw Milosz at a crossroads of civilizations in northeastern Europe. This was less a melting pot than a torrent of languages and ideas, where old folk traditions met Catholic, Protestant, Judaic, and Orthodox rites. What unfolded next around him was a century of catastrophe and madness: two world wars, revolutions, invasions, and the murder of tens of millions, all set to a cacophony of hymns, gunfire, national anthems, and dazzling lies. In the thick of this upheaval, wide awake and in awe of living, dodging shrapnel, imprisonment, and despair, Milosz tried to understand both history and the moment, with humble respect for the suffering of each individual. He read voraciously in many languages and wrote masterful poetry that, even in translation, is infused with a tireless spirit and a penetrating insight into fundamental human dilemmas and the staggering yet simple truth that "to exist on the earth is beyond any power to name." Unflinching, outspoken, timeless, and unsentimental, Milosz digs through the rubble of the past, forging a vision -- and a warning -- that encompasses both pain and joy. "His intellectual life," writes Seamus Heaney, "could be viewed as a long single combat with shape-shifting untruth."

About the Author

Czeslaw Milosz (1911-2004) was the winner of the 1978 Neustadt International Prize for Literature and the 1980 Nobel Prize in Literature. His last book was "To Begin Where I Am" (FSG, 2001). Many of his works have been translated into English, including, "Beginning with My Streets" (FSG, 1992), "The Year of the Hunter" (FSG, 1994), "Road-side Dog" (FSG, 1998) "Milosz's ABC's" (FSG, 2001) and "To Begin Where I Am" (FSG, 2001).


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These poems and the quality of the selection in this edition is excellent. Most of them are poetic masterpieces of great intensity full of reverberating associations, the quality of which reminds me of Yeats in their profundity and magnitude of extension. Probably the greatest poet of the second half of the 20th century. Elegant binding and printing.
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Seamus Heaney's poetry really resonates.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Improving Life Quality 17 Jun. 2015
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Milosz is a genius. His work is a deep and abiding gift to anyone who chooses to read and reflect on this great poet's work. He is one of three poets I refer to regularly in my own writing. Milosz does one thing all top-tier artists do: He improves the quality of life.
5.0 out of 5 stars Phenomenal 30 July 2012
By 9 Devils - Published on Amazon.com
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Must read, even if you are not a big fan of poetry. Does not read like modern poetry, nor like classical poetry. Has his own totally unique style. Deals with the nature of Soviet tyranny, religion, and pretty much everything else.
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing poems 15 May 2014
By M. Hamilton - Published on Amazon.com
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Czeslaw Milosz is an amazing writer whether it's short stories or poems, this compilation of his work cannot be missed.
5.0 out of 5 stars Exposure to new poetry 9 Dec. 2013
By Irene C. Williams - Published on Amazon.com
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The poetry of Czeslaw Milosz was recommended to me by a published American poet, William Page. I was not disappointed.
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read poetry. 20 Aug. 2014
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A must read to understand the second half of the last century.
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