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38 links The Nobel Foundation's Milosz website: the Laureate's biography (209 words), his Nobel lecture (4,350 words), a selection of four of his poems (in the original Polish and in English translation), the 1980 press release (1,290 words) announcing the award, and photographs.
1,850 words A 1982 Boston Globe article inspired by the award of the 1980 Nobel prize to the poet and his visit to Warsaw to a hero's welcome in June of 1981.
2,475 words An account of the poet's life and and an introduction to his writings
1,350 words A literary and political biography
8,390 words A lecture by Bogdan Czaykowski which draws a comparison between Gombrowicz and Milosz as writers and thinkers; also an analysis how the differences between them reflect a fundamental dichotomy in twentieth-century Polish literature, perhaps of twentieth-century Polish culture in general.
890 words A biography and Bibliography.
460 words Short biography
390 words Short biography and bibliography with links to sites selling his books.
1,140 words A literary biography and a list of selected works
814 words An account of a 1997 reading by Milosz at Brigham Young University.
6,500 words An essay, first published in the Krakow-based weekly, Tygodnik Powszechny, which discusses Milosz's poems Campo dei Fiori and A Poor Christian Looks at the Ghetto as these address the Polish-Jewish past.
1,055 words A 1998 Warsaw Voice article commenting on Milosz's 1983 updated edition of his The History of Polish Literature.
1,150 and 1,400 words Two September 2004 Warsaw Voice articles published in the aftermath of the poet's death.
670 words A July 2001 Warsaw Voice article occasioned by the Krakow celebration of the poet's 90th birthday
675 words An October 1988 Warsaw Voice article occasioned by the award of Poland's highest literary prize. the Nike, to Milosz's book Piesek przydrożny (The Dog by the Roadside). The book comprises poems, metaphysical meditation, memoirs, theological mini-treatises and the poet's thoughts on his work and long life.
1,210 words A review of Milosz's book The Year of the Hunter.
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Reviews by Helen Vendler of two books by Milosz: A Treatise on Poetry and Milosz's ABC's.
9 links The text and a reading by the poet of two poems - Conversation with Jeanne and A Poem for the End of the Century - with an written and spoken introduction - each in both Polish and English. The two set of webpages are very similar but not identical and viewers may find downloading the spoken material easier on one or the other.
990 words Milosz's connections with the literary tradition: his his aversion to the avant-garde and his use of classical means of expression.
520 words Milosz's ability to express a mood of threat and fear.
640 words The poet's dilemma: faced, in the aftermath WWII with the destruction, he pleads: "Leave to poets a moment of happiness, otherwise your world will perish."
1,260 words An analysis of the poem and consideration of the notion that poetry has the moral strength to face evil.
1,250 words Poems that constitute projections of dreams of a world that "should be".
1,450 words Milosz's poetic enquiry regarding the possibility of establishing rules for the art of poetry.
910 words Milosz's strivings to cope with being separated from his homeland, his love of the homeland's language, his feelings of isolation, hopelessness and resignation, but also aversion and protest.
250 words Milosz's distress at various aspects of the Polish character, particularly as evidenced during the imposition of a communist regime on the country.
1,500 words Man has to have something sacred, a kind of moral support - the poet intimates - has to respect the rules, otherwise being absolutely free - will reap chaos.
145 words Notes on Milosz's translations of various books of the Bible into Polish.
160 words Milosz's thoughts about the philosophical attitudes prevailing in the post-war world and the accommodations that some made towards the official doctrines of the communist regime imposed on Poland.
630 words   The British Broadcasting Corporation Polish language orbituary
1,100 words A biography by Prof. Roman Solecki
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