The Captive Mind

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Penguin Books, Limited, 1985 - Communism - 251 pages
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I enjoyed the writing in this book immensely. - Goodreads
A bit difficult to read. - Goodreads
His writing is incisive and beautiful. - Goodreads
I just could not stand the authors writing. - Goodreads
However, his English writing is fantastic. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Daniel - Goodreads

If you want a more nuanced account of life in an ostensibly socialist state, Milosz is your man. It avoids all the truisms of a liberal critique of socialism, without glossing over the unavoidable cruelty of Poland's capitalist regime. Read full review

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User Review  - Mark Bandeira - Goodreads

Czesław Miłosz was a true master of his craft. This books moved me in so many ways I can't even say it. Not only is it a must-read for anyone studying anything related to social realism, socialism ... 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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