A Book Of Luminous Things: An International Anthology of Poetry

Paperback | February 1, 2001

byCzeslaw Milosz

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A collection of 300 poems from writers around the world, selected and edited by Nobel laureate Czeslaw Milosz Czesław Miłosz's A Book of Luminous Things -his personal selection of poems from the past and present-is a testament to the stunning varieties of human experience, offered up so that we may see the myriad ways that experience can be shared in words and images. Miłosz provides a preface to each of these poems, divided into thematic (and often beguiling) sections, such as 'Travel,' 'History,' and 'The Secret of a Thing,' that make the reading as instructional as it is inspirational and remind us how powerfully poetry can touch ourminds and hearts. ""

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A personal selection from Nobel laureate Czeslaw Milosz of some 300 poems, both instructional and inspirational, from around the world; thry include the work of Elizabeth Bishop, Tu Fu, Jean Follain, Walt Whitman and other notable writers. Organized under 11 headings including Epiphany, Nature, The Secret of a Thing, Travel, Places and...

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A collection of 300 poems from writers around the world, selected and edited by Nobel laureate Czeslaw Milosz Czesław Miłosz's A Book of Luminous Things -his personal selection of poems from the past and present-is a testament to the stunning varieties of human experience, offered up so that we may see the myriad ways that experience c...

Czeslaw Milosz was born June 30, 1911 in Seteiniai, Lithuania, as a son of Aleksander Milosz, a civil engineer, and Weronika, née Kunat. He made his high-school and university studies in Wilno, then belonging to Poland. A co-founder of a literary group "Zagary", he made his literary début in 1930, published in the 1930s two volumes of ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:344 pages, 8.57 × 5.99 × 0.92 inPublished:February 1, 2001Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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ISBN - 13:9780156005746

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A personal selection from Nobel laureate Czeslaw Milosz of some 300 poems, both instructional and inspirational, from around the world; thry include the work of Elizabeth Bishop, Tu Fu, Jean Follain, Walt Whitman and other notable writers. Organized under 11 headings including Epiphany, Nature, The Secret of a Thing, Travel, Places and The Moment, these poems radiantly represent a diversity of experience - clear and instant. A Book of Luminous Things: An International Anthology of Poetry brings together 300 of the world's greatest poems written throughout the ages by more than 200 poets.