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New and Collected Poems: 1931-2001 (edition 2001)

by Czeslaw Milosz

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Title:New and Collected Poems: 1931-2001
Authors:Czeslaw Milosz
Info:Ecco (2001), Hardcover, 800 pages
Collections:Returned to Library
Tags:NON-CIRCULATING, from Hackley Public Library

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New and Collected Poems: 1931–2001 by Czesław Miłosz



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Milosz's poetry touches on a myriad of topics. There are echoes of childhood, listening to a mother softly climb the shadowy stairs or watching a father quietly read in the library. There are a series of poems that lovingly describe a house and its inhabitants. Linked poetry that are meant to be read hand in hand with the next. ( )
  SeriousGrace | Apr 10, 2018 |
Over and over again while reading this book I was astonished by the beauty, honesty, and wisdom of Milosz's poems. I thought the poems from the last decade of his life were particularly moving, staring unflinchingly at what it means to age and approach death. ( )
  jalbacutler | Jan 10, 2017 |
I can't help but think that a flash of light is still a flash of light. People breath in the light and settle themselves in the rubbish. They take their coarse phases and smooth them out at night. They bite out the dirt that's under their fingernails. They don't apologize. Why should they? They are in the disappearing of the country. They look back and there is the trace.
  dawnpen | Nov 2, 2005 |
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New and Collected Poems: 1931–2001 celebrates seven decades of Czeslaw Milosz's exceptional career. Widely regarded as one of the greatest poets of our time, Milosz is a master of probing inquiry and graceful expression. His poetry is infused with a tireless spirit and penetrating insight into fundamental human dilemmas and the staggering yet simple truth that "to exist on the earth is beyond any power to name."

Czeslaw Milosz worked with the Polish Resistance movement in Warsaw during World War II and defected to France in 1951. His work brings to bear the political awareness of an exile -- most notably in A Treatise on Poetry, a forty-page exploration of the world wars that rocked the first half of the twentieth century. His later poems also reflect the sharp political focus through which this Nobel laureate never fails to bear witness to the events that stir the world.

Digging among the rubble of the past, Milosz forges a vision that encompasses pain as well as joy. His work, wrote Edward Hirsch in the New York Times Book Review, is "one of the monumental splendors of poetry in our age." With more than fifty new poems, this is an essential collection from one of the most important voices in contemporary poetry.

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