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After the Fall

On the Writings of Czesław Miłosz


Tomasz Garbol

Tomasz Garbol’s book reconstructs Czesław Miłosz’s poetic vision of the world after the Fall. The entry point to this approach is the conviction about the ambivalence of previous interpretations of Miłosz’s works, especially about his bipolar poetic worldview (his intellectual and existential division between pessimism and ecstasy) and his understanding of the consequences of the Fall (reversible or fatalistic). The book is a literary studies take on the relationship between literature and religion. The main direction is that Miłosz’s main need in art comes from his yearning for contact with the meaning of reality, which he seeks in the activity of poetic imagination.

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Index of Names



Abrams Meyer Howard 23

Albert Karl 43

Alfonso X 50

Andrzejewski Jerzy 393

Antoniuk Mateusz 396

Archutowski Roman 201

Auden Wystan Hugh 188 371,  403

Augustine of Hippo 30, 31, 116, 117, 135, 293,  396

August-Zarębska Agnieszka 396

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