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Native Realm

A Search for Self-Definition

Czeslaw Milosz, translated by Catherine S. Leach

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The autobiography of the Nobel laureate

Before he emigrated to the United States, Czeslaw Milosz lived through many of the social upheavals that defined the first half of the twentieth century. Here, in this compelling account of his early life, the author sketches his moral and intellectual history from childhood to the early fifties, providing the reader with a glimpse into a way of life that was radically different from anything an American or even a Western European could know.

Using the events of his life as a starting point, Native Realm sets out to explore the consciousness of a writer and a man, examining the possibility of finding glimmers of meaning in the midst of chaos while remaining true to oneself.

In this beautifully written and elegantly translated work, Milosz is at his very best.

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"Powerful . . . Native Realm is a sinewy, joyful book." --Newsweek
"Powerful . . . Native Realm is a sinewy, joyful book." --Newsweek

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  • Czeslaw Milosz, translated by Catherine S. Leach

  • Czeslaw Milosz received the 1978 Neustadt International Prize for Literature and the 1980 Nobel Prize in Literature. He is the author, most recently, of Road-side Dog and Milosz's ABC's. He lives in Berkeley, California, and Cracow, Poland.
  • Czeslaw Milosz © Jerry Bauer
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Native Realm

A Search for Self-Definition

Czeslaw Milosz, translated by Catherine S. Leach

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