THE CHARLES ELIOT NORTON LECTURES
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The Witness of Poetry

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ISBN 9780674953833

Publication Date: 01/01/1984

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128 pages

6 x 9 inches

The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures

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Milosz is at all times direct, even simple. He has the ability to return the pleasure of poetry to ordinary readers, and in his prose, as here, he makes you suspect that the great intellectual sin of our time may be a fear of the obvious.Vanity Fair

By the strength of its condensed and lucid exposition, The Witness of Poetry provides us with a key to Milosz’s poetic historiosophy, philosophy, and aesthetics. Of course, Milosz’s entire work offers one of the most profound responses to the dilemmas of our century.New Criterion

[Milosz] speaks in The Witness of Poetry with the sort of quiet, preeminent brilliance that makes his defense [of poetry]…a classic for our time.Saturday Review

Awards & Accolades

  • Czeslaw Milosz Is a 1989 National Medal of Arts Winner
  • Czeslaw Milosz Is Winner of the 1980 Nobel Prize in Literature
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