Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (September 18, 1986)
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while a ecu poet turns into an expatriate dwelling in the US, what changes and sacrifices may still he make? What may still he face up to? by means of an identical token, how should still English-speakers alter their expectancies once they learn his paintings? Donald Davie considers such questions and others during this first publication at the 1980 Polish Nobel laureate who has been dwelling within the usa for twenty-five years. in keeping with Davie, Milosz holds to a conviction that the in charge poet this day, no matter if below totalitarianism or within the loose global, can't have the funds for to jot down simply poetry that's lyrical, simply because to take action is to renounce utilizing language to alter society. during this manner he increases questions that experience to don't in basic terms with himself as a Pole and with Polish literature in particular yet with poetry regularly, together with its current prestige and its foreseeable destiny. His paintings, Davie argues, is extra bold than American and British readers haven't begun learned and calls for that they significantly reconsider lots of their preconceptions.