This volume brings together 54 years of work by Czeslaw Milosz, winner of the 1980 Nobel prize for literature.
To find my home in one sentence, concise, as if hammered in metal. Not to enchant anybody. Not to earn a lasting name in posterity. An unnamed need for order, for rhythm, for form, which three words are opposed to chaos and nothingness - Czeslaw Milosz
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Links of Interest:
This site, part of the Internet Poetry Archive, has a select bibliography and biography, as well as audio readings of the poet's work in both English and his native Polish.