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ISBN13: 9780156005746
ISBN10: 0156005743
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A fine collection of Milosz's favorite poems, A Book of Luminous Things casts a wide net over time and place. It's at once an excellent book for novice readers of poetry and long-time admirers.
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"A collection of 300 poems from writers around the world, selected and edited by Nobel laureate Czeslaw Milosz
 
Czesław Miłosz's A Book of Luminous Things—his personal selection of poems from the past and present—is a testament to the stunning varieties of human experience, offered up so that we may see the myriad ways that experience can be shared in words and images. Miłosz provides a preface to each of these poems, divided into thematic (and often beguiling) sections, such as “Travel,” “History,” and “The Secret of a Thing,” that make the reading as instructional as it is inspirational and remind us how powerfully poetry can touch our minds and hearts. "

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For A Book of Luminous Things, Czeslaw Milosz has chosen 300 of the finest poems written through the ages and around the world — poems memorable for their language, their imagery, and their ability to move the reader. A testament to the stunning varieties of human experience, this unique international collection is both instructional and inspirational, and reminds us of the importance of poetry to our minds and souls.

Included in this volume are such poets as Elizabeth Bishop, Wislawa Szymborska, Rumi, Tu Fu, Anna Swir, Wang Wei, Jean Follain, Raymond Carver, Aleksander Wat, May Swenson, Walt Whitman, Blaise Cendrars, James Tare, Constantine Cavafy, Sharon Olds, an anonymous Inuit poet, and a group of Yoruba tribesmen, among many others.

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Nobel laureate Czeslaw Milosz selects and introduces 300 of his favorite poems in this “magnificent collection” that ranges “widely across time and continents, from eighth century China to contemporary americanca” (San Francisco Chronicle).

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Laureen, December 29, 2009 (view all comments by Laureen)
I came across this book at my local library, Woodland Public Library, in Woodland, California. I think it is wonderful. The poems are very accessible in that I can relate to the content without pondering the words. My kind of poetry. I am ordering one copy for me: I need to own this one so I can visit it again and again! And, I am ordering two to give away and share. Thank you to my public library for giving me this book! Imagine: it was published in 1996 but I just found it.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780156005746
Editor:
Milosz, Czeslaw
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Editor:
Milosz, Czeslaw
Author:
Milosz, Czeslaw
Location:
San Diego
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Collections
Subject:
Adult
Subject:
Poetry -- Collections.
Subject:
Poetry -Anthologies
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Harvest ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
102-644
Publication Date:
19980431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Pages:
344
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 0.9 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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Product details 344 pages Harcourt - English 9780156005746 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

A fine collection of Milosz's favorite poems, A Book of Luminous Things casts a wide net over time and place. It's at once an excellent book for novice readers of poetry and long-time admirers.

"Synopsis" by , For A Book of Luminous Things, Czeslaw Milosz has chosen 300 of the finest poems written through the ages and around the world — poems memorable for their language, their imagery, and their ability to move the reader. A testament to the stunning varieties of human experience, this unique international collection is both instructional and inspirational, and reminds us of the importance of poetry to our minds and souls.

Included in this volume are such poets as Elizabeth Bishop, Wislawa Szymborska, Rumi, Tu Fu, Anna Swir, Wang Wei, Jean Follain, Raymond Carver, Aleksander Wat, May Swenson, Walt Whitman, Blaise Cendrars, James Tare, Constantine Cavafy, Sharon Olds, an anonymous Inuit poet, and a group of Yoruba tribesmen, among many others.

"Synopsis" by ,
Nobel laureate Czeslaw Milosz selects and introduces 300 of his favorite poems in this “magnificent collection” that ranges “widely across time and continents, from eighth century China to contemporary americanca” (San Francisco Chronicle).

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