The Captive Mind

Author: Czesław Miłosz

Publisher: Penguin Modern Classics

ISBN: 9780141186764

Category: Europe, Eastern

Page: 251

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Written in Paris in 1951, while he was in exile from his native Poland, Milosz's denunciation of Stalinism outraged many European intellectuals at a time when they were becoming drawn to the politics of Communist Russia. However, it is now acknowledged as a classic work against totalitarianism, standing alongside those of Orwell and Solzhenitsyn. The Captive Mind analyses the power of tyrannical regimes to enslave men and women, not just through terror, but through ideas, achieving 'mastery over the human spirit'. Championing intellectual freedom, Milosz's brilliantly perceptive polemic played a significant liberating role in Poland, and is still relevant and chilling today.

The Captive Mind

Author: Czesław Miłosz

Publisher: Penguin Hardcover

ISBN: 9780140189278

Category: Communism

Page: 251

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The Captive Mind

Evicting Old Thinking to Experience New Life

Author: Jada Edwards

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781539516705


Page: 128

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A thought, although invisible and intangible, has the power to change our lives in the most visible and tangible ways. What power is found in the human mind! Power to build. Power to destroy. Power to inspire and power to discourage. How do we ensure that the mind's power is used for God's glory? In 2 Corinthians 10, we are reminded of the spiritual attacks on our minds and given divine weapons for the battle. When we allow God's word to guide our thoughts and beliefs, everything changes. We can evict old thinking and experience new life. It's time to take captive every thought through the power of Christ Jesus. "The book you are holding in your hands is a game changer." --Priscilla Shirer, Author of Gideon and Armor of God; Actress, War Room

Native Realm

A Search for Self-Definition

Author: Czeslaw Milosz,Catherine S. Leach

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780374528300

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

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The autobiography of the Nobel laureate Before he emigrated to the United States, Czeslaw Milosz lived through many of the social upheavals that defined the first half of the twentieth century. Here, in this compelling account of his early life, the author sketches his moral and intellectual history from childhood to the early fifties, providing the reader with a glimpse into a way of life that was radically different from anything an American or even a Western European could know. Using the events of his life as a starting point, Native Realm sets out to explore the consciousness of a writer and a man, examining the possibility of finding glimmers of meaning in the midst of chaos while remaining true to oneself. In this beautifully written and elegantly translated work, Milosz is at his very best.


A Biography

Author: Andrzej Franaszek

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674977459

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 544

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Andrzej Franaszek’s award-winning biography of Czeslaw Milosz—winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature—recounts the poet’s odyssey through WWI, the Bolshevik revolution, the Nazi invasion of Poland, and the USSR’s postwar dominance of Eastern Europe. This edition contains a new introduction by the translators, along with maps and a chronology.

The Witness of Poetry

Author: Czeslaw Milosz

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674953833

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 121

View: 5187

Essays discuss the isolation of the poet, the tension between classicism and realism, the impact of reductionism, and the state of poetry in Europe

My Private War

Liberated Body, Captive Mind : a World War II POW's Journey

Author: Norman Bussel

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 310

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Documents the World War II veteran's experiences as a nineteen-year-old prisoner of war, a tortuous process that left him struggling with PTSD and rage at the way his fellow captives and he were treated and compromised his ability to peacefully reacclimate when he was returned home.

The Mountains of Parnassus

Author: Czeslaw Milosz

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300224524

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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The Nobel laureate s unfinished science fiction novel available in English for the first time ever Awarded the Nobel Prize in literature in 1980, Czeslaw Milosz was one of the twentieth century s most esteemed poets and essayists. This outstanding translation of his only hitherto unavailable work is classic Milosz and a necessary companion volume for scholars and general readers seeking a deeper understanding of his themes. Written in the 1970s and published posthumously in Polish in 2012, Milosz s deliberately unfinished novel is set in a dystopian future where hierarchy, patriarchy, and religion no longer exist. Echoing the structure of The Captive Mind and written in an experimental, postmodern style, Milosz s sole work of science fiction follows four individuals: Karel, a disaffected young rebel; Lino, an astronaut who abandons his life of privilege; Petro, a cardinal racked with doubt; and Ephraim, a potential prophet in exile. The original manuscript of this work is held at the Beinecke Library, and this edition will include photographs of the draft.

Legends of Modernity

Essays and Letters from Occupied Poland, 1942-1943

Author: Czeslaw Milosz,Madeline Levine,Jaroslaw Anders

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780374530464

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 288

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Now available in English for the first time, this collection brings together some of noted poet Czeslaw Milosz's early essays and letters, composed in German-occupied Warsaw during the winter of 1942-43.

The Reckless Mind

Intellectuals in Politics

Author: Mark Lilla

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 1681371162

Category: Philosophy

Page: 248

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In 1953 Czeslaw Milosz published The Captive Mind, his classic study of how intellectuals in postwar Eastern Europe were tempted to collaborate with the Communist system under which they lived. But they were hardly unique. European history of the past century is full of examples of philosophers, writers, and jurists who, whether they lived in democratic, Communist, or fascist societies, supported and defended totalitarian principles and horrific regimes.

Road-side Dog

Author: Czeslaw Milosz,Robert Hass

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780374526238

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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A collection of poems, essays, aphorisms, and anecdotes which addresses such issues as youth, falling in love, beauty, and growing old

Milosz's ABC's

Author: Czeslaw Milosz

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780374527952

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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The Nobel laureate presents a collection of musings on a variety of subjects, listed alphabetically, including literary characters, historical figures, and real and imagined places. Reprint.

Visions from San Francisco Bay

Author: Czeslaw Milosz

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780374517632

Category: History

Page: 240

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Interrelated essays by the Nobel Laureate on his adopted home of California, which Lewis Hyde, writing in The Nation, called "remarkable, morally serious and thought-provoking essays, which strive to lay aside the barren categories by which we have understood and judged our state . . . Their subject is the frailty of modern civilization."

Czesław Miłosz


Author: Czesław Miłosz,Cynthia L. Haven

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781578068296

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 217

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Milosz survived the Soviet invasion of his beloved Lithuania, escaped to Nazi-occupied Warsaw where he joined the Socialist resistance, then witnessed the Holocaust and the razing of the Warsaw Ghetto. After persecution and censorship triggered his defection in 1951, he found not relief but the anguish of solitude and obscurity.

The Problem of Corruption

Author: Syed Hussein Alatas

Publisher: The Other Press

ISBN: 9839541978

Category: Political Science

Page: 182

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Corruption is a disease that can sweep through a society like a tidal wave, leaving in its wake a trail of negligence, lethargy, inefficiency and callous disregard of man’s inhumanity to man. What is it like to live inside such a society? Why has it taken such strong root in so many countries? Is there no sense of outrage and shame against such a phenomenon among our elite? What can be done to stem the tide? Is it corruption as it is known in the West? These disturbing questions and more are answered in this book. Corruption in all its forms, bribery nepotism and extortion, is shown for what it is – a major cause of the dehumanization and victimization of innocent people. The corrupt have no aspirations for the betterment of their societies. For this reason, all decent people must be gravely concerned with the problem and nurture the next generation to confront the corrupt and disrupt their way of life.

Emperor of the Earth

Modes of Eccentric Vision

Author: Czeslaw Milosz

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520045033

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 253

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Critical studies of various aspects of Slavic literature focus on key writers and the role of history and politics in shaping Eastern European literature

The Roving Mind

Author: Isaac Asimov

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 1615921281

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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Isaac Asimov's death on April 6, 1992, was a great loss to the world of literary science and freethought. The prolific author's vision is unmatched today, and his pointed honesty shines through in The Roving Mind, now reissued in this special tribute edition.This collection of essays is wide-ranging, reflecting Asimov's extraordinary skill in disseminating knowledge from across the spectrum of human thought. Some of the areas explored in this volume of 62 essays include creationism, pseudoscience, censorship, population, philosophy of science, transportation, computers and corporations of the future, and astronomy. His predictions about cloning which has only recently become the topic of public debate the theory of technophobia, and other scientific developments are astounding. In a lighter tone, Asimov includes several personal stories from his life including thoughts on his style of writing and memories of family in younger days.With tributes by Arthur C. Clarke, L. Sprague de Camp, Harlan Ellison, Kendrick Frazier, Martin Gardner, Donald Goldsmith, Stephen Jay Gould, E. C. Krupp, Frederik Pohl, and Carl SaganThe collection is very readable and thus is accessible to a wide audience of nonscientists as well as scientists. Both adults and young people should find it interesting. -The Physics Teacher. . . Asimov's best include pieces detailing the present mysteries of solar astronomy, removing the mythology of cloning (backyard gardners do it all the time), and pointing out deficiencies in the supposed chemistry expertise of Sherlock Holmes. -Nature

Captive hearts, captive minds

freedom and recovery from cults and other abusive relationships

Author: Madeleine Landau Tobias,Janja Lalich

Publisher: Hunter Pub Inc


Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

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The Accidental Universe

The World You Thought You Knew

Author: Alan Lightman

Publisher: Corsair

ISBN: 1472109201

Category: Science

Page: 176

View: 7813

In The Accidental Universe, physicist and novelist Alan Lightman explores the emotional and philosophical questions raised by discoveries in science, focusing most intently on the human condition and the needs of humankind. Here, in a collection of exhilarating essays, Lightman shows us our own universe from a series of fascinating and diverse perspectives. He takes on the difficult dialogue between science and religion; the conflict between our human desire for permanence and the impermanence of nature; the possibility that our universe is simply an accident; the manner in which modern technology has divorced us from enjoying a direct experience of the world; and our resistance to the view that our bodies and minds can be explained by scientific logic and laws alone. With his customary passion, precision, lyricism and imagination, in The Accidental Universe Alan Lightman leaves us with the suggestion - heady and humbling - that what we see and understand of the world and ourselves is only a tiny piece of the extraordinary, perhaps unfathomable whole. Praise for Alan Lightman: '...a gem of a novel that is strange witty erudite and alive with Lightman's playful genius.' Junot Diaz. 'It would not seem possible for Alan Lightman to match his earlier tour de force, Einstein's Dreams, but in Mr g he has done so - with wit, imagination, and transcendent beauty.' Anita Desai.