A book of luminous things: an international anthology of poetry

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Harcourt Brace & Co., Sep 1, 1996 - Fiction - 320 pages
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Organized under 11 headings, including "Epiphany", "Nature", "The Secret of a Thing", "Travel", "Places", "The Moment", these poems brilliantly render a variety of experience palpable and immediate. It brings together 500 of the world's greatest poems written throughout the ages by more than 200 poets.

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This is one of the best anthologies ever assembled! When my brother was dying, he kept only three of his books and gave the rest away. This was one of the three on his bedside table. Read full review

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Nobel laureate Milosz states in his introduction that the purpose of this personal and eclectic collection is to present poetry that is "short, clear, readable, and...realistic, that is, loyal toward ... Read full review


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Czeslaw Milosz is the recipient of the 1980 Nobel Prize in Literature. His most recent publications are Striving Towards Being: The Letters of Thomas Merton and Czeslaw Milosz (FSG, 1997) and Road-side Dog (FSG, 1998). He lives in Berkeley, California.

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