Buy Used
$9.95
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by DataLine
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: ~~~LOOK~~~ VERY GOOD PAPERBACK! This paperback book is actually almost in "like new" condition. It would be except the cover has a crease and the edges show minor wear. There are no marks, writing, notes or highlighting in this book. Shrink Wrapped for protection during storage and shipping! ELIGIBLE FOR AMAZON'S FREE SHIPPING PROGRAM.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

The Seizure of Power Paperback – January, 1982


See all 16 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback, January, 1982
$51.48 $0.01
Unknown Binding
"Please retry"
$45.00
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

The Amazon Book Review
The Amazon Book Review
Check out The Amazon Book Review, our editors' fresh new blog featuring interviews with authors, book reviews, quirky essays on book trends, and regular columns by our editors. Explore now
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 245 pages
  • Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux; First Edition edition (January 1982)
  • ISBN-10: 0374516979
  • ISBN-13: 978-0374516970
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.2 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,672,386 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Language Notes

Text: English, Polish (translation) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Czeslaw Milosz (1911-2004) was the winner of the 1978 Neustadt International Prize for Literature and the 1980 Nobel Prize in Literature. His last book was To Begin Where I Am (FSG, 2001). Many of his works have been translated into English, including, Beginning with My Streets (FSG, 1992), The Year of the Hunter (FSG, 1994), Road-side Dog (FSG, 1998) Milosz's ABC's (FSG, 2001) and To Begin Where I Am (FSG, 2001).
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Customer Reviews

3.3 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

11 of 15 people found the following review helpful By "kasiat" on September 12, 2000
Format: Hardcover
I'm a native Pole, so it's easy for me to say "Milosz is great". I can read his works in the original language he has written them in, however, as person who uses the English language on the daily basis, I can also say "He is the poet of the world". In this book, Milosz shows his talent at its best. Descriptive, enigmatic and feeling. Thank you for that, Czeslaw,this books expressed your feelings so eloquently that it helped me express mine.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By r. kopisc on November 11, 2014
Format: Paperback
Terrible... I loved the few poetry books I had come across in some used bookstores... but this. I've heard it all before from other people all my life. It felt like a bunch of complaints and criticisms without a lot of in depth or philosophical thought behind any of it. The writing seemed forced and the "beauty"... well, likewise. Forced and cramped. I got through about half of it reading just before and during a flight to Spain. I carried it with me through the streets of Madrid and luckily my brother found a bookstore that sold some books of classic literature in English. I happily left the book behind and didn't even worry about getting any money back out of it. I came home with a different book, the plane ride being much quicker on the return.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Paperback
Anyone interested in World War II would profit from discovering this neglected masterpiece about the endgame in Poland 1944-45.The celebrated Nobel Prize-winning poet Czeslaw Milosz lightly fictionalizes the actual events that led to the Soviet Union swallowing Poland in 1945, showing how
divisions among Polish factions, lack of help from the West and the Soviets’ indomitable drive for power condemned two generations of Poles.
Milosz tells the story through lightning flashes of narrative, following half a dozen main characters through the unhappy story. One fights to liberate Warsaw while the Soviets allow the rebellion to be crushed, another is drawn into the Soviets’ web, a third dithers before escaping. The narrative crackles with ideas, as the Poles who survived the Nazis come to grips with the reality of Soviet domination. After Milosz wrote this novel and one other in the early 1950s, he turned to essays and poetry to analyze and express the tragedy of his country’s history.

BTW, the description at the head of Amazon’s “Seizure of Power” webpage wrongly describes the book as comprising essays about California.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?