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Lithuanian-born Polish poet, author, academic, translator, and recipient of the 1980 Nobel Prize in Literature. His numerous literary works include The Unencompassed Earth (poems), Starting from My Streets (prose), and Facing the River (poems).
His father was a civil engineer. Milosz and his brother, a documentary filmmaker, were raised in the Catholic faith.
He was linguistically gifted and was fluent in Lithuanian, Polish, English, French, and Russian.
How did Czeslaw Milosz die?
|Cause of death||N/A|
|Age of death||93 years|
|Birthday||June 30, 1911|
|Death date||August 14, 2004|
|Place of death||Kraków, Poland|
|Place of burial||N/A|
"At the entrance, my bare feet on the dirt floor, Here, gusts of heat; at my back, white clouds. I stare and stare. It seems I was called for this: To glorify things just because they are."Czeslaw Milosz
"What is poetry which does not save nations or people?"Czeslaw Milosz
"Grow your tree of falsehood from a small grain of truth. Do not follow those who lie in contempt of reality. Let your lie be even more logical than the truth itself, so the weary travelers may find repose."Czeslaw Milosz
"It is impossible to communicate to people who have not experienced it the undefinable menace of total rationalism."Czeslaw Milosz
"Human material seems to have one major defect: it does not like to be considered merely as human material. It finds it hard to endure the feeling that it must resign itself to passive acceptance of changes introduced from above."Czeslaw Milosz