This specific ISBN edition is currently not available.View all copies of this ISBN edition:
The Nobel Prize-winning author discusses his homeland, childhood, education, experiences during the war, philosophical beliefs, work, and approach to writing
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
The suppression of freedoms in countries under Soviet domination is comparable to the misery Russia endured under the Tartar yoke, charges this Lithuanian-born poet-essayist. The outspoken Nobel laureate describes Poland's "hideous" loss of sovereignty in 1945. He reminisces about the Poles' optimism during their brief period of independence between the two world wars and explains why he considers Marxism a philosophy for simple souls. These revealing, leisurely conversations proceed in autobiographical fashion, from the public steam baths to Wilno to Paris of the '30s, writing poetry in the shadow of fascism, the trauma of Nazi occupation and his flight to the University of California at Berkeley. In these talks, Milosz, who has always used poetry as a tool to think about reality, illuminates the creative process that led to his incantations and poems of the ironic and grotesque. Czarnecka is a New York journalist, Fiut a Polish literature specialist. First serial to the New York Times Book Review.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Harcourt. Condition: New. Hardcover. Worldwide shipping. FREE fast shipping inside USA (express 2-3 day delivery also available). Tracking service included. Ships from United States of America. Seller Inventory # 0151225915
Book Description Harcourt, 1987. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0151225915
Book Description Harcourt, 1987. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110151225915
Book Description Harcourt. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0151225915 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0966700