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Czeslaw Milosz is the recipient of the 1980 Nobel Prize in Literature. His most recent publications are Striving Towards Being: The Letters of Thomas Merton and Czeslaw Milosz (FSG, 1997) and Road-side Dog (FSG, 1998). He lives in Berkeley, California. (Publisher Provided) Czeslaw Milosz was born in Szetejnie, Lithuania on June 30, 1911. In 1934, he received a degree as Master of Law and traveled to Paris on a fellowship from the National Culture Fund. In 1936, he worked as a literary programmer for Radio Wilno, but was dismissed for his leftist views the following year. He then took a job with Polish Radio in Warsaw. During World War II, he was a member of the Polish resistance. He served as a Polish diplomat in the late 1940s, but defected to Paris in 1951. In 1961, he became a lecturer in Polish literature at the University of California at Berkeley and, later, a professor of Slavic languages and literatures. His works include The Captive Mind, Native Realm, Czeslaw Milosz: The Collected Poems 1931-1987, Bells in Winter, A Year of the Hunter, and Roadside Dog. He received several awards including the Prix Littéraire European from the Swiss Book Guild for The Seizure of Power in 1953, the Neustadt International Prize for Literature, and the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1980. He has also translated the works of other Polish writers into English, and has co-translated his own works. He died on August 14, 2004. (Bowker Author Biography)
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The Captive Mind 1,080 copies, 11 reviews
The Issa Valley 369 copies, 8 reviews
The Collected Poems 290 copies, 3 reviews
Milosz's ABC's 230 copies, 4 reviews
Second Space: New Poems 204 copies, 5 reviews
Road-side Dog 195 copies, 4 reviews
The Land of Ulro 134 copies
Selected Poems: 1931-2004 117 copies, 1 review
The Witness of Poetry 117 copies, 1 review
The Seizure of Power 115 copies, 2 reviews
Bells in Winter 112 copies, 1 review
Facing The River 109 copies
Selected Poems 95 copies, 1 review
Provinces 76 copies
A Year of the Hunter 74 copies, 1 review
A Treatise on Poetry 70 copies, 2 reviews
Proud to be a Mammal 36 copies, 1 review
Gedichten 22 copies
Nobel Lecture 19 copies
Poezje 9 copies
Poesie 8 copies
Möte : dikter 7 copies, 1 review
Himna o perli 5 copies
The World 5 copies
Kroniki 4 copies
Mowa wiązana 4 copies
Post-War Polish Poetry (Editor, Translator) 4 copies
Gedichte 4 copies
Wiersze Tom 2 3 copies
Ogród nauk 3 copies
To 3 copies
Haiku 2 copies
Ulro maa 2 copies
Wiersze Tom 1 2 copies
Così poco 1 copy
Não Mais 1 copy
Mi Europa 1 copy
poems 1 copy
Apokalipsa 1 copy
Gabe 1 copy
Crime and Punishment [Norton Critical Edition, 3rd ed.] (Contributor) 1,060 copies, 3 reviews
The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart: A Poetry Anthology (Contributor) 353 copies, 3 reviews
180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day (Contributor) 330 copies, 9 reviews
The Collected Poems: 1956-1998 (Translator, some editions) 302 copies, 5 reviews
The Best American Poetry 1999 (Contributor) 209 copies
On the Abolition of All Political Parties (Foreword, some editions) 195 copies, 3 reviews
My Century (Interviewer, some editions; Foreword, some editions) 174 copies, 4 reviews
The Art of Losing (Contributor) 167 copies, 20 reviews
Granta 30: New Europe (Contributor) 134 copies, 2 reviews
Josef Koudelka: Exiles (Foreword) 94 copies, 1 review

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