The Captive Mind

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Vintage International, 1981 - History - 251 pages
The best known prose work by the winner of the 1980 Nobel Prize for Literature examines the moral and intellectual conflicts faced by men and women living under totalitarianism of the left or right.

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This was an excellent work of nonfiction. Milosz describes the state of Eastern Europe, and the ramifications that follow it, in poetic and sublime detail. His observations, hypotheses, and examples ... Read full review

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A nonfiction book in 7 chapters from a Catholic Polish poet who lived in both Hitler's takeover of Poland and Stalin's takeover of Lithuania and Poland. The first two chapters attempt to inhabit the ... Read full review


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Czeslaw Milosz was a Polish poet, author, and diplomat. His book The Captive Mind became a classic of anti-Stalinism. He was awarded the Neustadt International Prize for Literature in 1978 and the 1980 Nobel Prize in Literature. He died in 2004.

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