Youtube immortality — Adam Zagajewski, Anna Frajlich, and me in Brooklyn


Everyone asks about the Brooklyn Central Library launch for An Invisible Rope: Portraits of Czesław Miłosz. How did it go?

You can see for yourself here and here — or click on the links below to hear poets Anna Frajlich (at top) and Adam Zagajewski (at bottom) share their memories of Miłosz for a few minutes. (By the by, the woman to Adam’s left is art historian Elisabeth Kridl Valkenier, who knew  Miłosz in the 1930s. And the man to Elisabeth’s left is photographer Zygmunt Malinowski, who kindly provided photos, including the cover art, for An Invisible Rope.

Thanks to Grzegorz Worwa for providing the clips.

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3 Responses to “Youtube immortality — Adam Zagajewski, Anna Frajlich, and me in Brooklyn”

  1. Shelley Says:

    Quote from Milosz on hard times: “A great simplification of everything occurs, and an individual asks himself why he took to heart matters that now seem to have no weight. And, evidently, people’s attitude toward the language also changes. It recovers its simplest function and is again an instrument serving a purpose; no one doubts that the language must name reality, which exists objectively, massive, tangible, and terrifying in its concreteness.”

  2. Cynthia Haven Says:

    Great quote, Shelley — where’s it from?

  3. Elena Danielson Says:

    Interesting clips, especially the mixed reception of Radio Free Europe. But where is your clip?