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Czeslaw Milosz did not believe he would ever return to the river valley in which he grew up. But in the spring of 1989, exactly fifty years after he left, the new government of independent Lithuania welcomed him back to that magical region of his childhood. Many of the poems in Facing the River record his experiences there, where the river of the Issa Valley symbolizes the river of time as well as the river of mythology, over which one cannot step twice. This is the river Milosz faces while exploring ancient themes. He reflects upon the nature of imagination, human experience, good and evil--and celebrates the wonders of life on earth.

In these later poems, the poems of older age, this Nobel laureate takes a long look back at the catastrophic upheavals of the twentieth century; yet despite the soberness of his themes, he writes with the lightness of touch found only in the great masters.

Synopsis:

A poet of immense moral authority, Milosz writes with the amazing clarity that issues from a precise vision. In these later poems, the poems of older age, he takes a long look back at the catastrophic upheavals of the 20th century; yet despite the soberness of his themes, he writes with the lightness of touch found only in the great masters.

About the Author

Czeslaw Milosz was born in Lithuania in 1911. His books of poetry in English include The Collected Poems, 1931-1987, Unattainable Earth, The Separate Notebooks, Provinces, Bells in Winter, and Selected Poems, all published by The Ecco, Press. He is a member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1980.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780880014540
Translator:
Hass, Robert
Translator:
Haas, Robert
Translator:
Haas, Robert
Author:
Milosz, Czeslaw
Author:
Hass, Robert
Publisher:
Ecco
Location:
Hopewell, N.J. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Single Author *
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Poetry (poetic works by one author)
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Miosz, Czesaw
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Miosz, Czesaw - Translations into English
Subject:
Anthologies-Miscellaneous International Poetry
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
16
Publication Date:
19960401
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
84
Dimensions:
8.99x5.97x.26 in. .31 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A poet of immense moral authority, Milosz writes with the amazing clarity that issues from a precise vision. In these later poems, the poems of older age, he takes a long look back at the catastrophic upheavals of the 20th century; yet despite the soberness of his themes, he writes with the lightness of touch found only in the great masters.
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