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The translator deserves much credit for these poem read as if they were originally written in English.
The most interesting aspect of this volume is recognizing familiar Milosz poems juxtaposed with his latest work (2000).
And by the best in poetry one means those poems that provoke the strongest and greatest variety of emotions.
Milosz was my professor, teacher (two very different things, in his opinion), graduate advisor and friend when I was getting my degrees in Slavic Languages and Literatures at Cal... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Robert J Shaw
Weighty and good-humored too. Humble yet profound. Fresh.
My Lord, I loved strawberry jam
And the dark sweetness of a woman's body. Read more
Poetry is inspired by and appreciated by every human emotion, even negative ones like anger and resentment, but whatever the causes they are not always manifestly apparent in the... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Dr. Lee D. Carlson
Milosz is dark and beautiful, possessing the ability to strike deep in to the heart of what it means to be human.Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
Timeless poetry that still inspires a respect for life and a connection to that which is larger than our individual lives.Published 20 months ago by Matthew A. Summers
Milosz's poetry is at once beautiful and haunting. While this may sound like a generic statement, this is not a generic poet. Read morePublished on March 13, 2011 by B. Smith
I purchased this book to use in a workshop on the poet, and found it to be an excellent resource. Almost his whole collection of poetry and prose is in a single volume.Published on June 12, 2009 by J. Palmer-Tarbox
Guilt rides with Milosz, from beginning to end. No measure of success can expiate his self-perceived sin. His literary prowess cannot dispell it. A great, but burdened writer.Published on March 28, 2009 by W. F. Postle
It's amazing how beautifully Milosz's poetry translates into English. For those of us who are in love with poetry of nature, history, and love itself, this is the perfect addition... Read morePublished on November 12, 2008 by Amanda Trimmer