UNATTAINABLE EARTH

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HarperCollins, 1986 - Poetry - 141 pages
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Poems, journallike entries, and musings--by turn lyrical, meditative, and philosophical--make up this new collection by the Polish poet, essayist, novelist and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature

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This new volume by the 1980 Nobel laureate combines poetry, prose commentary, and "inscripts''quotations from other writersto create an intimate, multi-layered chorus of voices exploring themes of ... Read full review

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About the author (1986)

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.

Born in San Francisco, Calif., Robert Hass received his undergraduate degree from St. Mary's College and his masters and Ph.D. from Stanford University. After graduating, Hass wrote his first collection of poetry, Field Guide, which went on to win the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award in 1973. Hass's second collection, Praise, won the Williams Carlos Williams Award in 1979. Selected by the Library of Congress as Poet Laureate of the United States in 1995-96, Hass has taught writing at the University of California at Berkeley since 1989. Hass has co-translated several volumes of poetry by Nobel Laureate and fellow colleague Czeslaw Milosz and is the editor of The Essential Haiku.

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