This major prose work, originally published in English in 1985, is both a moving spiritual self-portrait and an unflinching inquiry into the genesis of our modern afflictions. A man who was raised a Catholic in rural Lithuania, lived through the Nazi occupation of Poland, and emerged, first in Europe and then in America, as one of our most important men of letters, speaks here of the inherited dilemmas of our civilization in a voice recognizable for its honesty and passion.
|Publisher:||Farrar, Straus and Giroux|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.67(d)|
About the Author
Czeslaw Milosz received the 1978 Neustadt International Prize in Literature and the 1980 Nobel Prize in Literature. Since 1961, he has taught at the University of California at Berkeley.
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A lyrical account of a rural boyhood, dominated by family, nature and village life...one is constantly aware of being in the hands of a master -- of a talent that is original, unhurried, almost serene...he is a remarkable writer.