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 (mē′lŏsh′, -wŏsh′), Czeslaw 1911-2004.
Polish-Lithuanian-born American writer whose poetry, fiction, and essays often explore the role of intellect and ideology in politics. He won the 1980 Nobel Prize for literature.
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(ˈmiːlɒʃ; Polish ˈmiwoʃ)
(Biography) Czeslaw (ˈtʃɛslɔː, ˈtʃɛswaf). 1911–2004, US poet and writer, born in Lithuania, writing in Polish; author of The Captive Mind (1953). Nobel prize for literature 1980
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(ˈmi lɒʃ, -lɔʃ)

Czeslaw, born 1911, U.S. poet and novelist, born in Poland: Nobel prize 1980.
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(26) In this lecture Milosz talked as if unaware of Blake's
Czeslaw Milosz did not consider himself to be a Catholic poet.
Andrzej Franaszek | NYT Syndicate IN 2011, on the centenary of the birth of the Polish poet Czeslaw Milosz and seven years after his death, a conference about his life and work took place in Sejny, a small town on the Polish-Lithuanian border.
Morin invokes his heroic literary forebears--Czeslaw Milosz, Isaak Babel, Miklos Radnoti, amongst others--in his energetic and moving book of fantasias and elegies, alert to history, rich with memory, which is, as he tells us, 'a larger country.' I welcome this 'pageantry of the interior,' this memorable first book."--Edward Hirsch
A translation of Milosz. Biografia., first published in Polish in 2011, this biography of Polish poet and Nobel Prize winner Czeslaw Milosz traces his life and work in the context of 20th-century Europe, including World War I, the Bolshevik revolution, the Nazi invasion and occupation of Poland, and the Soviet Union's postwar dominance of Eastern Europe, as he spent time in Lithuania, Poland, and France, where he sought political asylum.
For instance he cites Czeslaw Milosz's references to the idea of apokatastasis panton or "the renewal of all things." Milosz never ceased struggling with the radical ambiguity of existence, the sense that nature is at once sacrament and harbinger of death.
Synopsis: "Imperfect Echoes: Writing Truth and Justice with Capital Letters, lie and oppression with Small" is a work that was inspired by Nobel Prize winner Czeslaw Milosz's poem "Incantation" that lauds the power of human reason over the reoccurring and seemingly insane political realities.
To quote the Polish poet Czeslaw Milosz, "The sacred exists and is stronger than all our rebellions."
poetry, Nobel Laureate Czeslaw Milosz said, "He has an astonishing
For the Nobel laureate, however, the Iron Curtain, when still in place, was porous, and poetry from Eastern Europe had been filtering through, notably thanks to the magazine Modern Poetry in Translation, founded in 1965 by Ted Hughes and Daniel Weissbort, the Penguin Modern European Poets series, for which Al Alvarez was advisory editor, and Milosz's Postwar Polish Poetry (Penguin, 1970).
Special thanks to the following men for volunteering their time to remove the fountains for the winter: Tom Falzoi, Curtis Falzoi, BJ Fulginiti, Dan Lodowski and Joe Milosz.