Books by Czeslaw Milosz

Released: Oct. 12, 2005

"Of interest to Milosz completists—and antimodernists."
Essays that anticipate themes that Polish-born Milosz would develop in The Captive Mind. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"A good introduction to Milosz's prose work, capturing the range of a memorable mind."
Prose miscellany by the famed poet and Nobel laureate (Milosz's ABC's, 2000, etc.) proves he does not need funny spacing to dazzle his readers. Read full book review >
MILOSZ’S ABC’S by Czeslaw Milosz
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Fascinating and intimate, a kaleidoscopic portrait of the people, events, and ideas that shaped a major poet's life."
A Nobel laureate's musings on random subjects, listed alphabetically. Read full book review >
ROAD-SIDE DOG by Czeslaw Milosz
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Though a modest and understated work, the poet's generosity of spirit is unmistakable."
The great poet explores a miscellany of topics in miniature pieces of finely crafted prose and poetry. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Art, religion, the Cold War, and a host of contemporary writers flit elegantly through these letters of friends who hardly ever saw each other, yet achieved a remarkable meeting of minds."
The decade-long correspondence (195868) of writer/monk Merton and Milosz, Polish poet and winner of the 1980 Nobel Prize for Literature. Read full book review >
THE YEAR OF THE HUNTER by Czeslaw Milosz
Released: Aug. 22, 1994

"Still, this is an intimate portrait on the whole, more personal than Milosz's prose usually is—a generosity, finally."
A twilight journal by Nobel Prize winner Milosz (Beginning with My Streets, 1992, etc.), very much concerned with fame, the aging body, his place in Polish literature, and general regrets for mysteries unsolved and unsolvable in the remaining time before death. Read full book review >
Released: March 1, 1992

"Milosz escapes curmudgeon-ism by the sweep of his knowledge, his unexpected if not quite graceful stylistic pirouettes, and his refusal to be a mage."
Some of these essays were written directly for Polish-speaking readers, and that surely has a part in determining the occasional small-bore specificity here, the lack of background information about East European literature that Nobelist Milosz has been patiently providing and re-providing to Western readers for decades. Read full book review >