A Book of Luminous Things

An International Anthology of Poetry

By Czeslaw Milosz (Editor)
(Mariner Books, Paperback, 9780156005746, 344pp.)

Publication Date: April 1998

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"A collection of 300 poems from writers around the world, selected and edited by Nobel laureate Czeslaw Milosz Czes aw Mi osz's "A Book of Luminous Things" his personal selection of poems from the past and present is a testament to the stunning varieties of human experience, offered up so that we may see the myriad ways that experience can be shared in words and images. Mi osz provides a preface to each of these poems, divided into thematic (and often beguiling) sections, such as Travel, History, and The Secret of a Thing, that make the reading as instructional as it is inspirational and remind us how powerfully poetry can touch our minds and hearts. "



About the Author
Czeslaw Milosz (1911-2004) was the winner of the 1978 Neustadt International Prize for Literature and the 1980 Nobel Prize in Literature. His last book was "To Begin Where I Am" (FSG, 2001). Many of his works have been translated into English, including, "Beginning with My Streets" (FSG, 1992), "The Year of the Hunter" (FSG, 1994), "Road-side Dog" (FSG, 1998) "Milosz's ABC's" (FSG, 2001) and "To Begin Where I Am" (FSG, 2001).
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