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The Issa Valley

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Published by Farrar, Straus, Giroux in New York .
Written in English


Book details:

Edition Notes

Translation of: Dolina Issy.

StatementCzeslaw Milosz ; translated from the Polish by Louis Iribarne.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPG7158.M553 D613 1981
The Physical Object
Pagination288 p. ;
Number of Pages288
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4259497M
ISBN 100374177988
LC Control Number81005087

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The Issa Valley is the tale of a rural boyhood from the turn of the century to World War I. The place is Poland, but the part of Poland that was formerly the nation of Lithuania. The Issa Valley. Get this from a library! The Issa Valley. [Czesław Miłosz] -- Thomas, the child-protagonist of The Issa Valley, is subject to both the contradictons of nature in this severe northern setting and the sometimes enchanting, sometimes brutal timbre of village life. “Superficially, The Issa Valley is a boyhood novel of discovery, a kind of Huckleberry Finn if the latter had been written by a poet/lover. But for the adult narrator, it is an act of self-recovery preceded by, and indeed contingent upon, a recovery of the world, in as unmediated a manner as it is possible to do and still remain within the First published: 22 May,   The Issa Valley – A Book Review. Posted on April 7, by Joel D. Hirst. There is a valley tucked away deep between the hooded hills of Lithuania beside an olden river called the Issa where devils live. Devils of the past, of mistakes and errors and a violence not uncommon to village men and tragedy not unknown to the women in that misty.

Thus, The Issa Valley, issued in Polish by an émigré publishing house in and only now translated into English, Milosz’s most widely read book Written: The Issa Valley is so extraordinary because there is nothing special or grand about it. The backdrop is not set against great wars or epic deprivation; the story is not one of struggle against the odds or valor unto heroism. It is the story of Thomas, a boy growing up in a lost corner of the Soviet Union, along a river shadowed by the east/5(9). A novel (written in ) worthy of a Nobel Prize-winning poet. Thomas, the young protagonist, lives the tender years from age ten to fourteen at his grandparents' farm in the Issa Valley--the Polish/Lithuanian territory rich with old religious heresy, with ""devils,"" and with a . 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 /5(4).

Milosz’s The Issa Valley Finalist, National Book Awards for Translation.   “Superficially, The Issa Valley is a boyhood novel of discovery, a kind of Huckleberry Finn if the latter had been written by a poet/lover. But for the adult narrator, it is an act of self-recovery preceded by, and indeed contingent upon, a recovery of the world, in as unmediated a manner as it is possible to do and still remain within the Brand: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.   The Issa Valley Czeslaw Milosz, trans Louis Iribarne Penguin £, pp 'Only fools and madmen are born along the Issa,' proclaims Grandmother : Guardian Staff.   Directed by Tadeusz Konwicki. With Anna Dymna, Maria Pakulnis, Danuta Szaflarska, Ewa Wisniewska. The film evokes a childhood in rural Lithuania between the wars. A country boy, Tomaszek, lives on a rich estate, situated on the Polish border. He realizes that the Issa Valley he lives in is to be torn apart by internal political conflicts and unrests among the /10(1).