Miłosz, Czesław

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1911-06-30
Death 2004-08-14
Gender:
Male
Poles
Polish, English, French

Biographical notes:

Czesław Miłosz, poet, essayist and Nobel Laureate, was born on June 30, 1911, in Šeteniai (Szetejnie), Lithuania, and died on August 14, 2004, in Kraków, Poland, at the age of 93. Miłosz began to publish poetry while studying law at Vilnius University. After the Second World War, Miłosz became a cultural attaché for the People's Republic of Poland in New York and Washington, D.C. He then accepted a post in France in 1950. Increasingly estranged from the Polish government, he defected in 1951, obtaining political asylum in France. He then emigrated to the United States in 1960, where he became Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of California, Berkeley. In 1980 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. He continued to travel and write extensively after his retirement from teaching in 1978. From 1981 on he traveled to Poland regularly and moved to Kraków in 2000, where he resided until his death.

From the description of Czesław Miłosz papers, 1880-2000. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702153044

Produced and directed by Steve Fisher for KQED (public television), and aired in 1985. The program was an hour and titled THE WILD EDGE, about urban parks and the inspiration people get from them. The Milosz portion of THE WILD EDGE was shrunk to 3/4 minutes.

From the description of Interview of Miłosz by Wallace Stegner : video, 1984. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122500307

Czesław Miłosz (1911- ) is a Lithuanian-born Polish poet, novelist, and critic. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1980.

From the description of Czesław Miłosz letter, University of California, Berkeley, to Mr. Rittner, 1967 February 25. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 38929743

Czesław Miłosz (1911-2004), Polish poet, prose writer, translator and 1980 Nobel Laureate.

Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz (1894-1980), Polish poet, essayist, and dramatist, co-founded the Skamander group of experimental poets in 1919.

From the description of Czesław Miłosz letters to Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz, 1930-1944. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702194780

Czeslaw Milosz (1911-2004) was a Polish poet, prose writer, translator and 1980 Nobel Laureate.

Zygmunt Hertz (1908-1979) managed the Institut Littéraire (Instytut Literacki) in Paris. The Institut published Kultura, the post-War Polish émigré literary and intellectual review edited by Jerzy Giedroyc.

From the description of Czesław Miłosz letters to Zygmunt Hertz, 1960-1979. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702194230

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