Czesław Miłosz ranks among the most respected figures in 20th-century Polish literature, as well as one of the most respected contemporary poets in the world: he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1980. Born in Lithuania, where his parents moved temporarily to escape the political upheaval in their native Poland, as an adult, he left Poland due to the oppressive Communist regime that came to power following World War II and lived in the United States from 1960 until his death in 2004. Miłosz’s poems, novels, essays, and other works are written in his native Polish and translated by the author and others into English.
A Stupid Man: Rufi Thorpe on the Influence of Czesław Miłosz and Writing While Female
Rufi Thorpe explores how Czesław Miłosz, and his understanding of stupidity, influenced her second novel, “Dear Fang, With Love”....