Czeslaw Milosz: Selected and Last Poems, 1931-2004 (Paperback)

By Czeslaw Milosz, Anthony Milosz (Translator), Seamus Heaney (Foreword by)
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The long-awaited paperback edition of Selected Poems, revised and updated with more than forty new poems never before published in English

2011 marks the centenary year of one of the twentieth century's most important poets, Nobel laureate Czeslaw Milosz. To mark the occasion, Anthony Milosz has translated into English the last poems his father wrote, granting readers new insight into the work of an unparalleled master of the form.

Life opened for Czeslaw Milosz with the clash of civilizations in northeastern Europe. What unfolded around him was a century of catastrophe and madness: two world wars, revolutions, invasions, and the murders of tens of millions of people. In the thick of this upheaval, wide awake and in awe of living, Milosz tried to understand both history and the moment, with humble respect for the suffering of each individual. He wrote masterful poetry 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.

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).



Seamus Heaney (1939-2013) received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995. His poems, plays, translations, and essays include "Opened Ground", "Electric Light", "Beowulf", "The Spirit Level", "District and Circle", and "Finders Keepers". Robert Lowell praised Heaney as the "most important Irish poet since Yeats."
Product Details
ISBN: 9780062095886
ISBN-10: 0062095889
Publisher: Ecco Press
Publication Date: November 15th, 2011
Pages: 345
Language: English