Czeslaw Milosz, born in Lithuania in 1911, received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1980. Mr. Milosz worked for the Resistance in Warsaw during World War II, editing anti-Nazi books and pamphlets. He has published 21 books of poetry since his first, A Poem on Frozen Time, appeared in 1933.
English translations of his poetry include The Separate Notebooks, Unattainable Earth, Collected Poems 1931-1987, and Facing the River. He has also written two novels and sixteen nonfiction books, including The Captive Mind and Native Realm. Mr. Milosz read on March 26, 1998.