The Captive Mind

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Penguin, 1985 - Communism - 251 pages
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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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"There are occasions when silence no longer suffices, when it may pass as an avowal. Then one must not hesitate. Not only must one deny one's true opinion, but one is commanded to resort to all ruses ... Read full review

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About the author (1985)

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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