THE ISSA VALLEY - A NOVEL
Czeslaw Milosz Published by: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2000 Strony / Pages: 288, soft cover ISBN: 0-374-51695-2
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Thomas, the child-protagonist of The Issa Valley, is subject to both the contradictions of nature in this severe northern setting and sometimes enchanting, sometimes brutal timbre of village life. There are the deep pine and spruce forests, the grouse and the deer, and the hunter's gun. There is Magdalena, the beautiful mistress of the village priest, whose suicide unleashes her ghost to haunt the parish. There are also the loving grandparents with whom Thomas lives, who provide a balance of the not-quite-Dostoevskian devils that visit the villagers. In the end, Thomas is severed from his childhood and the Issa River, and leaves prepared for adventures beyond his valley. Poetic and richly imagined, The Issa Valley is a masterful work of fiction from one of our greatest living poets.

"An idyll of immense charm and poetic depth...It takes a masterpiece to reveal the sheer unreality of our modern creative modes and poses, and Milosz's novel is such a masterpiece."--John Bayley, The New York Review of Books

"Not only an impressive but an immediately appealing novel...The Issa Valley has the sensuousness and immediacy one associates with novels apparently inspired by the writer's own childhood recollections: David Copperfield and The Mill on the Floss come to mind."--Michael Irwin, The Times Literary Supplement

"Nothing rings false in this poetic and realistic tale. Even the scenes that...belong to another time and place will hold your attention to the end."--Elie Wiesel, Chicago Tribune

"A lyrical account of a rural boyhood, dominated by family, nature and village life...One is constantly aware of being in the hands of a master--of a talent that is original, unhurried, almost serene...He is a remarkable writer."--Larry McMurtry, The Washington Star

"Superficially, The Issa Valley is a boyhood novel of discovery, a kind of Huckleberry Finn if the latter had been written by a poet/lover. But for the adult narrator, it is an act of self-recovery preceded by, and indeed contingent upon, a recovery of the world, in as unmediated a manner as it is possible to do and still remain within the power of language to describe. That is, it is a recovery of the the poetic self."--Louis Iribarne, World Literature Today

Czeslaw Milosz is the winner of the 1978 Neustadt International Prize in Literature and the 1980 Nobel Prize in Literature. Since 1962 he has been a professor, now emeritus, of Slavic languages and literatures at the University of California, Berkeley. His most recent publications are Facing the River, Striving Towards Being: The Letters of Thomas Merton and Czeslaw Milosz, and Road-side Dog. He lives in Berkeley, California, and Krakow, Poland.
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Historia literatury Polskiej Czeslaw Milosz Znak, 1993 Strony / Pages: 526, miekka oprawa ISBN: 83-7006-424-8
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Poezja Poerty
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The so-called sights of the earth
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Rozmowy polskie 1999 - 2004
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Rosja
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Czeslaw Milosz Wydawnictwo :Zeszyty literackie, 2010 Strony / Pages: 286, miękka oprawa ISBN: 978-83-60046-98-2
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ABECADLO Czeslaw Milosz Wydawnictwo Literackie, 2010 Strony / Pages: 384, twarda oprawa ISBN: 978-83-08-04491-9
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LEGENDY NOWOCZESNOSCI Czeslaw Milosz Wydawnictwo Literackie, 2010 Strony / Pages: 324, twarda oprawa ISBN: 978-83-08-04409-4
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LEGENDS OF MODERNITY - Essays And Letters from Occupied Poland, 1942-1943 Czeslaw Milosz Published by: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005 Strony / Pages: 266, soft cover ISBN: 0-374-53046-7
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CONVERSATIONS Czeslaw Milosz Published by: University Press of Mississipi, 2006 Strony / Pages: 217, soft cover ISBN: 1-57806-829-0
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SECOND SPACE - NEW POEMS Czeslaw Milosz Published by: Ecco/Harper Collins Publishers, 2005 Strony / Pages: 102, hard cover ISBN: 0-06-074566-5
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THE LAND OF ULRO Czeslaw Milosz Published by: Farrar-Straus-Giroux, 2000 Strony / Pages: 287, soft cover ISBN: 0-374-51937-4
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ORFEUSZ I EURYDYKA Czeslaw Milosz Wydawnictwo: Literackie, 2003 Strony / Pages: 51, twarda oprawa ISBN: 83-08-03347-4
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EMPEROR OF THE EARTH Czeslaw Milosz Published by: University of California Press, 1999 Strony / Pages: 253, soft cover ISBN: 0-520-04503-3
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NATIVE REALM A SEARCH FOR SELF-DEFINITION Czeslaw Milosz Published by: University of California Press, 1984 Strony / Pages: 300, soft cover ISBN: 0-520-04474-6
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THE HISTORY OF POLISH LITERATURE Czeslaw Milosz Published by: University of California Press, 1983 Strony / Pages: 583, soft cover ISBN: 0-520-04477-0
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NEW AND COLLECTED POEMS Czeslaw Milosz Published by HARPER COLLINS, 2001 Strony / Pages: 776, twarda oprawa ISBN: 0-06-019667-X
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WITNESS OF POETRY Czeslaw Milosz Published by Harvard University Press, 1983 Strony / Pages: 121 ISBN: 0-674-95383-5
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COLLECTED POEMS Czeslaw Milosz Published by The Ecco Press, 1988 Strony / Pages: 511 ISBN: 0-88001-174-2
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TO BEGIN WHERE I AM Czeslaw Milosz Published by: FSG, 2001 Strony / Pages: 462, twarda oprawa ISBN: 0-374-25890-2
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ROAD SIDE DOG Czeslaw Milosz Published by:FSG Strony / Pages: 208, SOFT COVER ISBN: 978-0-374-52623-8
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MILOSZ’S ABC’S Czeslaw Milosz Published by: FSG Strony / Pages: 313, hard cover ISBN: 0-374-19977-9
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A TREATISE ON POETRY Czeslaw Milosz Published by: THE ECCO PRESS Strony / Pages: 125, hard cover ISBN: 0-060-18524-4
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POSTWAR POLISH POETRY Czeslaw Milosz Published by UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA Strony / Pages: 191, soft cover ISBN: 0-520-04476-2
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THE ISSA VALLEY Czeslaw Milosz Published by: FARRAR, STRAUS AND GIROUX Strony / Pages: 288, Hard Cover ISBN: 0-374-51695-2
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