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The Issa Valley free pdf Thomas, the child-protagonist of "The Issa Valley," is subject to both the contradictions of nature in this severe northern setting and sometimes enchanting, sometimes brutal timbre of village life. There are the deep pine and spruce forests, the grouse and the deer, and the hunter's gun. There is Magdalena, the beautiful mistress of the village priest, whose suicide unleashes her ghost to haunt the parish. There are also the loving grandparents with whom Thomas lives, who provide a balance of the not-quite-Dostoevskian devils that visit the villagers. In the end, Thomas is severed from his childhood and the Issa River, and leaves prepared for adventures beyond his valley. Poetic and richly imagined, "The Issa Valley" is a masterful work of fiction from one of our greatest living poets.

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 literatures at the University of California, Berkeley. His most recent publications are "Facing the River," "Striving Towards Being: The Letters of Thomas Merton and Czeslaw Milosz," and "Road-side Dog." He lives in Berkeley, California, and Krakow, Poland.

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Author : Czeslaw Milosz
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Data Published : 22 May 2000
ISBN : 0374516952
EAN : 9780374516956
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 304 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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