Visions from San Francisco Bay

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Pub. Date: 1983-07-01
Publisher(s): Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Interrelated essays by the Nobel Laureate on his adopted home of California, which Lewis Hyde, writing inThe 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."

Author Biography

Czeslaw Milosz (1911-2004) was the winner of the 1978 Neustadt International Prize for Literature and the 1980 Nobel Prize in Literature. His last book was To Begin Where I Am (FSG, 2001). Many of his works have been translated into English, including, Beginning with My Streets (FSG, 1992), The Year of the Hunter (FSG, 1994), Road-side Dog (FSG, 1998) Milosz's ABC's (FSG, 2001) and To Begin Where I Am (FSG, 2001).

Table of Contents

My Intention 3(3)
Where I Am 6(3)
Facing Too Large an Expanse 9(3)
Symbolic Mountains and Forests 12(5)
Remembrance of a Certain Love 17(4)
On the Effects of the Natural Sciences 21(5)
A Short Digression on Woman as a Representative of Nature 26(4)
Religion and Space 30(6)
A Certain Illness Difficult to Name 36(5)
Migrations 41(4)
The Events in California 45(7)
On That Century 52(5)
On the Western 57(5)
I and They 62(4)
The Image of the Beast 66(4)
What Is Mine? 70(4)
On the Turmoil of Many Religions 74(7)
On Catholicism 81(6)
Carmel 87(8)
To Robinson Jeffers 95(2)
Sex Provided 97(6)
On Censorship 103(11)
The Agony of the West 114(8)
The Formless and the New 122(10)
The Evangelical Emissary 132(4)
Henry Miller 136(5)
I, Motor, Earth 141(8)
On Virtue 149(11)
The Dance of Death and Human Inequality 160(12)
Essay in Which the Author Confesses That He Is on the Side of Man, for Lack of Anything Better 172(12)
The Rebirth of Utopia: Herbert Marcuse 184(14)
Emigration to America: A Summing Up 198

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