The Issa Valley

The Issa Valley

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Reissued to mark Milosz's 90th birthday, THE ISSA VALLEY is a brilliant evocation of life on the Polish-Russian borders in the early 20th century, an extraordinary piece of nature-writing and a profound meditation on childhood. Milosz's book is acclaimed as an unflinching inquiry into the genesis of our modern affliction (where compelling religious belief is being replaced by the 'truth of science') which has resulted in spiritual vacancy and the isolation of the individual.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 129.54 x 193.04 x 22.86mm | 181.44g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0141186402
  • 9780141186405

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"* "An idyll of immense charm and poetic depth..." John Bayley * "The Issa Valley is not only impressive but also an immediately appealing novel" - Michael Irwin, Times Literary Supplement * "Nothing rings false in this poetic and realistic tale. Even the scenes that...belong to another time and place will hold your attention to the end" - Chicago Tribune"
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About Czeslaw Milosz

Czeslaw Milosz is the winner of the 1978 Neustadt International Prize in Literature and the 1980 Nobel Prize in Literature. Since 1962 he has been a professor, now emeritus, of Slavic languages and literature at the University of California, Berkley. His most recent publications are FACING THE RIVER, and STRIVING TOWARDS BEING: THE LETTERS OF THOMAS MERTON AND CZESLAW MILOSZ.
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656 ratings
3.87 out of 5 stars
5 32% (207)
4 37% (245)
3 21% (136)
2 7% (48)
1 3% (20)
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