Miłosz, Czesław

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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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referencedIn Rexroth, Kenneth, 1905-1982. Kenneth Rexroth papers, 1940-1982 (bulk 1969-1981). University of Southern California, USC Libraries
creatorOf Valkenier, Elizabeth Kridl, 1926-. Elizabeth Kridl Valkenier Papers, 1961-84. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Miłosz, Czesław. Interview of Miłosz by Wallace Stegner : video, 1984. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Miłosz, Czesław. Czesław Miłosz letters to Zygmunt Hertz, 1960-1979. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Swir, Anna. Office files, of The American Poetry Review, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Trakas, Christopher. Christopher Trakas, baritone ; John Musto, piano [sound recording] University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Semans Library
creatorOf Wat, Aleksander. Aleksander Wat papers, 1915-1988. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Scherer-Virski, Olga. Olga Scherer-Virski papers, 1954-1988. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Harvard College Library. Slavic Division. Exhibit materials : Slavic Nobel laureates in literature. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
referencedIn Venclova, Tomas, 1937-. Tomas Venclova papers, 1909-2005 (bulk 1959-2005). Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Gombrowicz, Witold. Witold Gombrowicz archive, 1902-1998. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Miłosz, Czesław. Czesław Miłosz letter, University of California, Berkeley, to Mr. Rittner, 1967 February 25. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Sykes, Gerald, 1903-. Papers, ca. 1921-1984. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Gorczynski, Renata. Renata Gorczynski papers relating to Czesław Miłosz, 1934-1998. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Sanders, Marilyn. Portraits of Diane Johnson, Czeslaw Milosz, and Hisaye Yamamoto [graphic] / photographed by Marilyn Sanders. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Inc. records, 1899-2003 (bulk 1945-1989). New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Blaustein, Susan. Songs of The world (a naive poem, Warsaw, 1943) / music by Susan Blaustein ; poems by Czeslaw Milosz. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Brodsky, Joseph, 1940-1996. Joseph Brodsky papers, circa 1890-2004. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Miłosz, Czesław. Czesław Miłosz papers, 1880-2000. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Miłosz, Czesław. Czesław Miłosz letters to Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz, 1930-1944. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Dine, Jim, 1935-. Świat = The world, original drawings and artist's proof of the illustration [graphic] / Jim Dine. New York Public Library System, NYPL
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associatedWith Blaustein, Susan. person
associatedWith Błoński, Jan. person
associatedWith Brodsky, Joseph, 1940-1996. person
associatedWith Czapski, Józef, 1896-1993. person
associatedWith Dine, Jim, 1935- person
associatedWith Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. corporateBody
associatedWith Giedroyc, Jerzy. person
associatedWith Gombrowicz, Witold. person
associatedWith Gorczynski, Renata. person
associatedWith Goślicki, Jan. person
associatedWith Harvard College Library. Slavic Division. corporateBody
associatedWith Herbert, Zbigniew. person
associatedWith Hersch, Jeanne. person
associatedWith Hertz, Zofia. person
associatedWith Hertz, Zygmunt, 1908-1979. person
associatedWith Instytut Literacki (Paris, France) corporateBody
associatedWith Iwaszkiewicz, Jarosław, 1894-1980. person
associatedWith Iwaszkiewiczowa, Anna. person
associatedWith Jameson, Storm, 1891-1986. person
associatedWith Jeleński, Konstanty A. (Konstanty Aleksander), 1922-1987. person
associatedWith Karpiński, Światopełk. person
associatedWith Międzyrzecki, Artur. person
associatedWith Miłosz, Andrzej. person
associatedWith Miłosz, Janina. person
associatedWith Milosz, O. V. de L. (Oscar Vladislas de Lubicz), 1877-1939. person
correspondedWith Rexroth, Kenneth, 1905-1982. person
associatedWith Sadzik, Józef. person
associatedWith Sanders, Marilyn. person
associatedWith Scherer-Virski, Olga. person
associatedWith Stegner, Wallace, 1909-1993. person
associatedWith Stempowski, Jerzy, 1894-1969. person
associatedWith Swir, Anna. person
associatedWith Świrszczyńska, Anna. person
associatedWith Sykes, Gerald, 1903- person
associatedWith Szymborska, Wisława. person
associatedWith Tomaszewicz, Jadwiga. person
associatedWith Valkenier, Elizabeth Kridl, 1926- person
associatedWith Vallee, Lillian. person
associatedWith Venclova, Tomas, 1937- person
associatedWith Vincenz, Stanisław, 1888- person
associatedWith Wat, Aleksander. person
associatedWith Wat, Aleksander. person
associatedWith Watowa, Ola, 1903- person
associatedWith Wydawnictwo Literackie. corporateBody
associatedWith Żagary (Writers' group) corporateBody
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Polish literature--20th century
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Authors, Polish
Polish poetry--20th century
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Birth 1911-06-30

Death 2004-08-14

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