Czesław Miłosz

Poet, Author

1911 – 2004

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Who was Czesław Miłosz?

Czesław Miłosz was a Polish poet, prose writer and translator of Lithuanian origin. His World War II-era sequence The World is a collection of 20 "naive" poems. After serving as a cultural attaché for the Republic of Poland, he defected to the West in 1951, and his nonfiction book The Captive Mind is a classic of anti-Stalinism. From 1961 to 1998 he was a professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of California, Berkeley. Miłosz later became an American citizen and was awarded the 1978 Neustadt International Prize for Literature and the 1980 Nobel Prize in Literature.

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Born
Jun 30, 1911
Šeteniai
Also known as
  • Czeslaw Milosz
  • Miłosz, Czesław
  • John Syruć
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Roman Catholic Church
Ethnicity
  • Polish American
  • Poles
Nationality
  • Lithuania
  • Poland
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Vilnius University
Employment
  • Professor, University of California, Berkeley
    (1961 - 1998)
Lived in
  • Vilnius
Died
Aug 14, 2004
Kraków
Resting place
Skałka

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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