By Czeslaw Milosz
"A selection of three hundred poems from writers all over the world, chosen and edited by way of Nobel laureate Czeslaw Milosz Czesław Miłosz's A booklet of Luminous Things—his own collection of poems from the earlier and present—is a testomony to the lovely types of human event, provided up in order that we may even see the myriad ways in which event could be shared in phrases and pictures. Miłosz presents a preface to every of those poems, divided into thematic (and frequently beguiling) sections, corresponding to “Travel,” “History,” and “The mystery of a Thing,” that make the analyzing as educational because it is inspirational and remind us how powerfully poetry can contact our minds and hearts. "
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A Book of Luminous Things: An International Anthology of Poetry by Czeslaw Milosz