Appreciation: The legacies of Poland's poet

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Krakow, Poland : When Czeslaw Milosz died in August at 93, there was an outpouring of emotion from all corners of the world for this poet who survived many exiles to spend his last years in the city he loved.
 
 
Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1980, Milosz was a controversial figure who loomed over his century, a man famous for his shaggy brows and a keen mind that eschewed dogma. The impact of his personality and his work was, perhaps, most keenly felt here, where he was celebrated with a state funeral, and ceremonies that lasted into the night...
 
 
 
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