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An Invisible Rope : Portraits of Czeslaw Milosz, Hardback Book

An Invisible Rope : Portraits of Czeslaw Milosz Hardback

Edited by Cynthia L. Haven


Czeslaw Milosz (1911-2004) often seemed austere and forbidding to Americans, but those who got to know him found him warm, witty, and endlessly enriching.

An Invisible Rope: Portraits of Czeslaw Milosz presents a collection of remembrances from his colleagues, his students, and his fellow writers and poets in America and Poland. Milosz's oeuvre is complex, rooted in twentieth-century eastern European history.

A poet, translator, and prose writer, Milosz was a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, from 1961 to 1998.

In 1980 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. The earliest in this collection of thirty-two memoirs begins in the 1930s, and the latest takes readers to within a few days of Milosz's death.

This vital collection reveals the fascinating life story of the man Joseph Brodsky called "one of the greatest poets of our time, perhaps the greatest."Contributors include: Bogdana Carpenter, Clare Cavanagh, Anna Frajlich, Natalie Gerber, George Goemoeri, Irena Grudzinska Gross, Hynryk Grynberg, Dan Halpern, Robert Hass, Seamus Heaney, Jane Hirshfield, Agnieszka Kosinska, John Foster Leich, Madeline G.

Levine, Richard Lourie, Zygmunt Malinowski, Morton Marcus, Jadwiga Maurer, W.

S. Merwin, Leonard Nathan, Robert Pinsky, Alexander Schenker, Peter Dale Scott, Marek Skwarnicki, Judith Tannenbaum, Elizabeth Kridl Valkenier, Lillian Vallee, Tomas Venclova, Helen Vendler, Reuel K.

Wilson, Joanna Zach, and Adam Zagajewski


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Ohio University Press
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  • Category: Biography: literary
  • ISBN: 9780804011327



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