The captive mind

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Vintage International, 1981 - Fiction - 251 pages
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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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Classic book from the Lithuanian writer and Nobel Prize winner. Control of mind's parameters of awareness and knowledge by political means: a study of communist control of knowledge - and, surprising ... Read full review


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About the author (1981)

Czeslaw Milosz was born in 1911 in Szetejnie, Lithuania. He survived World War II in Warsaw, publishing in the underground press, after which he was stationed in New York, Washington, and Paris as a cultural attachE from Poland. He defected to France in 1951, and in 1960 he accepted a position at the University of California at Berkeley. Although his writing was banned in Poland, he was nevertheless awarded the 1980 Nobel Prize for Literature. He died in 2004 in KrakOw.