Item #274025 New and Collected Poems 1931-2001. Czeslaw Milosz.

New and Collected Poems 1931-2001

Ecco Press, April 2017. Trade Paperback. Used - Good. Item #274025
ISBN: 0060514485

New and Collected Poems: 1931--2001 celebrates seven decades of Czeslaw Milosz's exceptional career. Widely regarded as one of the greatest poets of our time, Milosz is a master of probing inquiry and graceful expression. His poetry is infused with a tireless spirit and penetrating insight into fundamental human dilemmas and the staggering yet simple truth that "to exist on the earth is beyond any power to name."

Czeslaw Milosz worked with the Polish Resistance movement in Warsaw during World War II and defected to France in 1951. His work brings to bear the political awareness of an exile--most notably in A Treatise on Poetry, a forty-page exploration of the world wars that rocked the first half of the twentieth century. His later poems also reflect the sharp political focus through which this Nobel Laureate never fails to bear witness to the events that stir the world.

Digging among the rubble of the past, Milosz forges a vision that encompasses pain as well as joy. His work, wrote Edward Hirsch in the New York Times Book Review, is "one of the monumental splendors of poetry in our age." With more than fifty poems from the end of Milosz's career, this is an essential collection from one of the most important voices in contemporary poetry.


Nobel Prize laureate Milosz is a master poet whose verse has often reflected the ancient themes of the nature of imagination, human experience, good and evil, and the wonders of life. This collection is an essential book for Milosz's many fans and for anyone interested contemporary poetry. Inked writing on front free endpaper; light stain on bottom edge; else, very good.

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