Native Realm A Search for Self-Definition

ISBN-10: 0374528306
ISBN-13: 9780374528300
Edition: 2002
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Description: The autobiography of the Nobel laureate Before he emigrated to the United States, Czeslaw Milosz lived through many of the social upheavals that defined the first half of the twentieth century. Here, in this compelling account of his early life,  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 6/27/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

The autobiography of the Nobel laureate Before he emigrated to the United States, Czeslaw Milosz lived through many of the social upheavals that defined the first half of the twentieth century. Here, in this compelling account of his early life, the author sketches his moral and intellectual history from childhood to the early fifties, providing the reader with a glimpse into a way of life that was radically different from anything an American or even a Western European could know. Using the events of his life as a starting point, Native Realm sets out to explore the consciousness of a writer and a man, examining the possibility of finding glimmers of meaning in the midst of chaos while remaining true to oneself. In this beautifully written and elegantly translated work, Milosz is at his very best.

Czeslaw Milosz is the recipient of the 1980 Nobel Prize in Literature. His most recent publications are Striving Towards Being: The Letters of Thomas Merton and Czeslaw Milosz (FSG, 1997) and Road-side Dog (FSG, 1998). He lives in Berkeley, California.

Introduction
Place of Birth
Ancestry
Journey into Asia
War
Ten Days That Shook the World
More Wars
City of My Youth
Catholic Education
Nationalities
Marxism
Russia
Journey to the West
The Young Man and the Mysteries
The Publican
The Peace Boundary
The G.G.
Intermezzo
Tiger 1
Tiger 2

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