“What Matters Most.” Rev. of Selected Poems, 1931-2005, Czeslaw Milosz.

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Anthony J. Cuda, Associate Professor (Creator)
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Abstract: Czeslaw Milosz took a long, thoughtful pause midway through a reading he gave in December 1975 at the Guggenheim. The audience rustled their programs and shifted in their seats. Perhaps it was the prodding irony of a line from the poem he had just read that prompted him to stop for a moment. "People therefore preserve silent integrity," he recited from "Ars Poetica?," "thus earning the respect of their relatives and neighbors." Or perhaps he was simply gathering his thoughts to announce the end of a long and, certainly in his eyes, far from respectful silence.

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FIELD: Contemporary Poetry and Poetics 76 (2007): 80-91
Language: English
Date: 2007
Czeslaw Milosz, Criticism, Review

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