Cynthia Haven, ed.
Title: An Invisible Rope: Portraits of Czeslaw Milosz
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Swallow Press March 2011
0804011338 / 9780804011334
Seller ID: 85142
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."