Czesław Miłosz, Cold-Warrior Poet

Published: 29/05/2017
Czesław Miłosz, Cold-Warrior Poet

On a summer morning in 1926, a lovesick 15-year-old on an aristocratic estate in Poland survived a drunken, solitary game of Russian roulette. The boy’s name was Czesław Miłosz (1911–2004), and the full life granted to him by Providence was surely one of the most eventful of the 20th century. That life, chronicled in the impeccably researched (and newly translated) Miłosz: A Biography, by Andrzej

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