VISIONS FROM SAN FRANCISCO BAY - Rare Fine Copy of The First American Edition/First Printing: Signed by Czeslaw Milosz

Milosz, Czeslaw (Translated by Richard Lourie)

Published by New York City, NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
ISBN 10: 0374284881 / ISBN 13: 9780374284886
Used / Hardcover / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

1st Printing. Signed. 226 pages. Published in 1982. Landmark collection of essays. One of the greatest books of the 20th century. The first appearance of the title in the United States. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Czeslaw Milosz's "Visions From San Francisco Bay" in a felicitous English translation by the great American novelist Richard Lourie. A triumphant achievement. Closely intertwined essays on his adopted home of San Francisco, one of the most breathtakingly beautiful places on earth, even for the Polish Master who has seen more than his share of beauty. Note however that his essays are called "visions", not "views", and they are "remarkable, morally serious, and thought-provoking essays, which strive to lay aside the barren categories by which we have understood and judged our state. Their subject is the frailty of modern civilization" (The Nation). Czeslaw Milosz died on August 14, 2004 at the age of 93, the last of the constellation of great Polish modernist writers such as Bruno Schulz, Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz, and Witold Gombrowicz. "How do you write about suffering and still be able to approve of the world at the same time? If you really think about the horror of the world, the only suitable attitude seems to be to reject it. I've always regretted that I'm made of contradictions. But, if contradiction is impossible to overcome, we have to accept both its ends" (Czeslaw Milosz). Words of humility and wisdom, the two virtues our Post-Modern Age is sorely lacking, are in abundance here. An absolute "must-have" title for Czeslaw Milosz collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in blue pen on the title page by Czeslaw Milosz. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page or bookplate. This title is a great book. This is one of very few such signed copies of the First American Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Many copies available online have serious flaws. A rare signed copy thus. Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1980. One of the greatest writers of the 20th century. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER CZESLAW MILOSZ, WISLAWA SZYMBORSKA, ADAM ZAGAJEWSKI, AND THOMASZ ROZYCKI TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0374284881. Bookseller Inventory #

About this title:

Book ratings provided by GoodReads:
4.04 avg rating
(51 ratings)

Synopsis: Interrelated essays by the Nobel Laureate on his adopted home of California, which Lewis Hyde, writing in The Nation, called "remarkable, morally serious and thought-provoking essays, which strive to lay aside the barren categories by which we have unders

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).

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: VISIONS FROM SAN FRANCISCO BAY - Rare Fine ...
Publisher: New York City, NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: 1st Edition.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Milosz, Czeslaw
Published by Carcanet New Press, 1982 (1982)
ISBN 10: 0374284881 ISBN 13: 9780374284886
Used Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Way We Were Bookshop
(Hampton, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Carcanet New Press, 1982, 1982. Hardcover. Dust Jacket Included. F-/VG. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 226 pp, 1st, dj rubbed w/minor extremity wear, otherwise very clean and binding tight, NOT EXLIB, NOT PC. Bookseller Inventory # 4036

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 20.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Milosz, Czeslaw
Published by FSG 1982 (1982)
ISBN 10: 0374284881 ISBN 13: 9780374284886
Used Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Wonderland Books
(Berkeley, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description FSG 1982, 1982. First ed. F/F. Bookseller Inventory # 15359

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 27.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Czeslaw Milosz
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN 10: 0374284881 ISBN 13: 9780374284886
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Discover Books
(Baltimore, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Bookseller Inventory # 2720218869

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 63.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Czeslaw Milosz
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (1982)
ISBN 10: 0374284881 ISBN 13: 9780374284886
Used First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Better World Books
(Mishawaka, IN, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1982. Book Condition: Good. First Edition. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP92886266

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 63.51
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Czeslaw Milosz; Translator-Richard Lourie
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (1982)
ISBN 10: 0374284881 ISBN 13: 9780374284886
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1982. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0374284881

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 77.05
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Czeslaw Milosz
ISBN 10: 0374284881 ISBN 13: 9780374284886
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Good. Book Condition: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 97803742848864.0

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 104.76
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Czeslaw Milosz
ISBN 10: 0374284881 ISBN 13: 9780374284886
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # 97803742848863.0

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 105.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Milosz, Czeslaw
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (1982)
ISBN 10: 0374284881 ISBN 13: 9780374284886
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Booked Again
(Summit, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1982. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Bookseller Inventory # GD-245-18-1126301

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 122.84
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds