Most widely held works about Czesław Miłosz
Most widely held works by Czesław Miłosz
The captive mind by Czesław Miłosz ( Book )
142 editions published between 1953 and 2005 in 19 languages and held by 1,596 libraries worldwide
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. --Publisher.
The collected poems, 1931-1987 by Czesław Miłosz ( Book )
15 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 1,463 libraries worldwide
The Issa Valley by Czesław Miłosz ( Book )
112 editions published between 1955 and 2009 in 13 languages and held by 1,400 libraries worldwide
Thomas, the child-protagonist of The Issa Valley, is subject to both the contradictons of nature in this severe northern setting and the sometimes enchanting, sometimes brutal timbre of village life. There are deep pine and spruce forests, the grouse and the deer, and the hunter's gun. There is Magdalena, the beautiful mistress of the village priest, whose suicide unleashes her ghost to haunt the parish. There are also the loving grandparents with whom Thomas lives, who provide a balance to the not-quite-Dostoevskian devils that visit the villagers. In the end, Thomas is severed from his childhood and the Issa river, and leaves prepared for adventures beyond his valley. Poetic and richly imagined, The Issa Valley is a masterful work of fiction from one of our greatest living poets. --Publisher.
The history of Polish literature by Czesław Miłosz ( Book )
35 editions published between 1969 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,317 libraries worldwide
Native realm: a search for self-definition by Czesław Miłosz ( Book )
99 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in 11 languages and held by 1,159 libraries worldwide
A biography of observations of himself and others, beginning in Eastern Europe and extending to America.
A book of luminous things : an international anthology of poetry ( Book )
8 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 1,159 libraries worldwide
For A Book of Luminous Things Nobel laureate poet Czeslaw Milosz has selected 300 of the world's greatest poems written throughout the ages, poems memorable for how they render the realities of the world palpable and immediate. They are organized under eleven headings - including "Epiphany," "Nature," "The Secret of a Thing," "Travel," "Places," and "The Moment." In addition to his introduction, Milosz contributes brief, penetrating commentary on each poet. Among the.
The witness of poetry by Czesław Miłosz ( Book )
7 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and Serbian and held by 1,150 libraries worldwide
New and collected poems 1931-2001 by Czesław Miłosz ( Book )
15 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 1,079 libraries worldwide
A collection of poems written by Nobel Prize-winning author Czeslaw Milosz between 1931 and 2001.
To begin where I am : selected essays by Czesław Miłosz ( Book )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 990 libraries worldwide
Bells in winter by Czesław Miłosz ( Book )
7 editions published between 1978 and 1981 in English and held by 969 libraries worldwide
Second space : new poems by Czesław Miłosz ( Book )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 928 libraries worldwide
The land of Ulro by Czesław Miłosz ( Book )
36 editions published between 1977 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 876 libraries worldwide
Emperor of the Earth : modes of eccentric vision by Czesław Miłosz ( Book )
5 editions published between 1977 and 1981 in English and held by 840 libraries worldwide
Selected poems by Czesław Miłosz ( Book )
10 editions published between 1973 and 1981 in English and held by 834 libraries worldwide
Visions from San Francisco Bay by Czesław Miłosz ( Book )
53 editions published between 1956 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 833 libraries worldwide
The seizure of power by Czesław Miłosz ( Book )
59 editions published between 1953 and 2007 in 10 languages and held by 718 libraries worldwide
Beginning with my streets : essays and recollections by Czesław Miłosz ( Book )
53 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 701 libraries worldwide
Milosz's ABC's by Czesław Miłosz ( Book )
25 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 692 libraries worldwide
"Man has been given to understand/ that he lives only by the grace of those in power./ Let him therefore busy himself sipping coffee, catching butterflies." So muses Polish migr poet and Nobel laureate Milosz in one of his earlier poems, and such might be the principle guiding this most recent collection of his writings. Bits and pieces of memoir are ranged in alphabetical order, making up a curious glossary of a life lived in Poland and the United States and a literary career spanning six decades. Reminiscences of Poland before, during and after WWII occupy much of the volume. Even when Milosz is chronicling his life since he settled permanently in California in 1960, after a period of exile in France, his memories center on friends made in childhood at school in Wilno. Brief character sketches are intermixed with reflections on subjects like Milosz's sense of obligation to the Polish language and Polish literary tradition, his admiration of poets like Walt Whitman and Joseph Brodsky, and, more generally, on themes like curiosity, fame and terror. It is these sections that will engage American readers, who elsewhere are likely to flounder in a sea of names. The fragments of autobiography collected in this edition represent only a selection from the texts of two Polish ABCs, and readers will be grateful for the culling. It is difficult to escape the sense thatDlike butterflies in a dusty caseDthe scraps of memory affixed here have lost their living glitter." -- Summary from Publisher
Provinces by Czesław Miłosz ( Book )
17 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 689 libraries worldwide
Road-side dog by Czesław Miłosz ( Book )
26 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in 6 languages and held by 687 libraries worldwide
I went on a journey to acquaint myself with my province, in a two-horse wagon with a lot of fodder and a tin bucket rattling in the back. The bucket was required for the horses to drink from. I traveled through a country of hilts and pine groves that gave way to stretches of forest, where tangles 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. It was so interesting to be moving, to give the horses their reins, and wait till, in the next valley, a village slowly appeared, or a park with the white spot of a manor inside it. And always we were barked at by a dog, assiduous in its duty. That was the beginning of the century; this is its end. 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 predawn sleep, that funny and tender phrase composed itself: a road-side dog.
Andrzejewski, Jerzy,--1909-1983 Authors, American Authors, Israeli Authors, Mexican Authors, Polish Bibliography Biography Brodsky, Joseph,--1940-1996 California Civilization Collections Communism Criticism, interpretation, etc. English poetry Feature films Fiction Filmed interviews Filmed literary readings Friendship Herbert, Zbigniew Homes Intellectual life Interviews Koudelka, Josef,--1938- Literature Literature and society Lithuania--Vilnius Merton, Thomas,--1915-1968 Miłosz, Czesław Monks Musical settings Nonfiction films Photography, Artistic Poetry Poetry, Modern Poets, Polish Poland Polish literature Polish poetry Records and correspondence Slavic literature Social history Song cycles Świrszczyńska, Anna Translations Trappists Travel United States Wat, Aleksander World War (1939-1945)
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Kuska, B. B.
Milaš, Čėslaŭ 1911-2004
Miloš, Česlav, 1911-2004
Milošas, Č. (Česlavas)
Milošas, Česlavas, 1911-2004
Miłosc, Czesław 1911-2004
Miłosz, Czesłav 1911-2004
Miłosz, Czesław, 1911-
Milots, Tseslab 1911-2004
Miosz, Czesaw, 1911-2004
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Zieliński, Adrian.Милош, Чеслав
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