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Czesław Miłosz
Birth date: 1911-06-30
Died: 2004-08-14
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Garden-of-Stars rated it 8 years ago
My professor recommended I read this collection after I expressed an interest in Milosz’s work and a specific admiration of his style. Reading “Miracle Fair” was like an exploration of the self. I felt myself get lost in tiny cracks and crevices within and after reemerging there was a certain feelin...
Garden-of-Stars rated it 9 years ago
I’m no stranger to Milosz – my Polish classmates are very loud and proud about his writing, and even though I am Ukrainian I am quite familiar with many Slavic writers. I’ve read some of his poems here and there before, a few in their original Polish to practice and see how much of them I can unders...
Leopard rated it 11 years ago
Although I have made no systematic study of the matter, I must ask myself once again why it is that poetry written by novelists invariably triggers my gag reflex, whereas novels written by poets are well worth reading? With no particular effort the names Dickey, Kinnell, Carlos Williams, Cummings, B...
travelin rated it 11 years ago
This man is absolutely an old-world intellectual of the highest order. He claims to be mysterious at times, but never enough to defend himself when it comes to that, and his experiences and insights have all the clarity of being fully lived.As a man he was likely more passive than active in person, ...
travelin rated it 11 years ago
The majority of this book was intellectually thrilling, with a balance and subtlety which is rare, for example, on the internet today. On the other hand, I've read a few autobiographical works by Milosz, and it seems as if the subtlety is disguising pro-communist leanings and communist intellectual ...
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