dali48 and studying and photographing in Tubingen etc...
11.04.2008 - Interpretation von dali48
Moreover since I have lived a long time in exile - I may be legimately claimed by all those who had to leave their native villages and provinces because of misery of persecution - and to adopt themselves to new ways of life - we are millions all over the Earth, for this is a century of exile... - Neither should I bypass here my new home country, America, where not only I found, as many before me, hospitality and well-rewarded work, but also the friendship of American poets... (C. Milosz, Banquet Sp. 1980)
Milosz's poetry and essays are a mixture of autobiographical confessions dealing with the effects of exile - religious or metaphysical fragments, historical and literary analyses. Acclaimed as a Catholic poet, Milosz has also a strong pantheist element in his work... - Intellectual freedom always goes hand in hand with atheism... - In 1936 he worked at a radio station in Vilna (Litauen), but was dismissed the following year because of his leftist views... - And the disaster came - first in 1939 when Germany invaded Poland and World War II broke out... - Milosz's early works also show traces of distaste for any form of nationalism, anti-Semitism, and ideological indoctrination... - During WWII Milosz was active as a writer in the Resistance movement and witnessed the Holocaust first-hand... - In 1944 he married Janina Dluska... - In 1951 he sought political asylum in France... - He saw that there is some dark magnetic force in totalitarian ideology, to which intellectuals were not immune... - Milosz's writings include essays, poetry, autobiography, literary history, and translations from such authors as Walt Whitman, W. Shakespeare, John Milton, T. S. Elliot, and Charles Baudelaire... - At the age of 25 he asked: "O my love, where are they, where are they going / The flash of a hand, streak of movement, rustle of pebbles. / I ask not out of sorrow, but in wonder"... - Milosz believes in the redemptive power of art and treats it as a 'moral discipline'... - Sartre's attack on Camus - he hesitated to criticize Stalinism when Camus did not separate Fascism and Communism (see eg the comparison between the 12-year Reich fascism and the 40-year GDR communism, etc. - d.48) was something that he did not want to forget... - After his defection Milosz's works were banned in Poland... - Milosz (1911 - 2004) died at home in Cracow on August 14, 2004... (C. Milosz, Pegasus Author's Calendar)
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