Encounters with Polish Literature 21: Czesław Miłosz with Irena Grudzińska-Gross

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Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Irena Grudzińska-Gross (Instytut Slawistyki PAN and emeritus at Princeton) discusses Miłosz and the Long Shadow of War her recent book published in Polish by Pogranicze in the latest episode of "Encounters with Polish Literature."

She has also published a book on Czesław Miłosz and Joseph Brodsky, and Russianists may be particularly interested in her take in our discussion on Czeslaw Milosz's response to Brodsky's now infamous anti-Ukrainian poem.

Some of the topics that we consider include the poet's activity during and immediately after the war, poems that address the extermination of the Jews, Miłosz as a translator, and in my introduction I touch upon Miłosz's diplomatic service.

Introduction with a short bio and a bibliography of works in English at 


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Best regards,

David A. Goldfarb

Encounters with Polish Literature

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