Provinces

Provinces

Czesław Miłosz Robert Hass
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"Milosz is one of the most compelling and universallyrelevant voices of this century.""In Provinces Czeslaw Milosz continues exploring his own version of themeditative lyric, refusing to rest on his laurels or to be imprisoned by hisCollected Poems, 1931-1987 ... Consequently, he joins the ranks of other great poets of old age, such as Robert Penn Warren and W. B. Yeatshimself." "In his early 80's, in some of the best poetry of his "career" , Milosz is still asking questions that are virtually unanswerable but morally essential: What is it like to have been alive? Who am I? Have I done more good than evil? The first and final province, as Milosz has seemed to know more and more surely over the years, is desire. If it is desire that always leads us away from our beginnings, then it is also through it that we are always being led back toward them, never quite getting there, but creating the world, and ourselves as we go."
Language
English
Pages
80
Format
Hardcover
Publisher
Ecco
Release
November 21, 1991
ISBN
0880013176
ISBN 13
9780880013178
"Milosz is one of the most compelling and universallyrelevant voices of this century.""In Provinces Czeslaw Milosz continues exploring his own version of themeditative lyric, refusing to rest on his laurels or to be imprisoned by hisCollected Poems, 1931-1987 ... Consequently, he joins the ranks of other great poets of old age, such as Robert Penn Warren and W. B. Yeatshimself." "In his early 80's, in some of the best poetry of his "career" , Milosz is still asking questions that are virtually unanswerable but morally essential: What is it like to have been alive? Who am I? Have I done more good than evil? The first and final province, as Milosz has seemed to know more and more surely over the years, is desire. If it is desire that always leads us away from our beginnings, then it is also through it that we are always being led back toward them, never quite getting there, but creating the world, and ourselves as we go."
Language
English
Pages
80
Format
Hardcover
Publisher
Ecco
Release
November 21, 1991
ISBN
0880013176
ISBN 13
9780880013178

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