A Book of Luminous Things: An International Anthology of Poetry

by Czeslaw Milosz

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780156005746
  • ISBN-10: 0156005743
  • Pages: 352
  • Publication Date: 04/01/1998
  • Carton Quantity: 32

About the book

"A collection of 300 poems from writers around the world, selected and edited by Nobel laureate Czeslaw Milosz


Czesław Miłosz'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. Miłosz 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

Czeslaw Milosz (1911-2004) was born in Lithuania. During the Second World War he was active in the Resistance in Poland and later served in the Polish diplomatic corps. A poet, translator, essayist and novelist, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1980.