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"Memories, dreams and reflections from the Nobel Laureate"The ABC book is a polish genre-a loose form related to a hypertext novel-composed of short, alphabetically arranged entries. In Milosz's conception, the ABC book becomes a sort of autobiographical reference book, combining entries concerning characters from his earlier work with references to some of his memory poems. He also writes of real, historical figures like Camus who were particularly influential during his formative years, and of broader topics such as "The City," "Unhappiness," and "Money." Another fascinating entry in Milosz's bold opus, "Milosz's ABCs" is an engaging tribute to a brilliant mind.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780374527952
ISBN-10: 0374527954
Format: Paperback / softback
(203mm x 132mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publish Date: 9-Jan-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Czeslaw Milosz

Czeslaw Milosz is the winner of the 1978 Neustadt International Prize in Literature and the 1980 Nobel Prize in Literature. Since 1962 he has been a professor, now emeritus, of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of California, Berkeley. His most recent publications are "Striving Towards Being: The Letters of Czeslaw Milosz and Thomas Merton" (FSG, 1997)and "Road-side Dog" (FSG, 1998). He lives in Berkeley, California and Krakow, Poland.

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