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The Captive Mind

by Czeslaw Milosz Author · Jane Zielonko Translator


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The best known prose work by the winner of the 1980 Nobel Prize for Literature examines the moral and intellectual conflicts faced by men and women living under totalitarianism of the left or right.

Written in the early 1950s, when Eastern Europe was in the grip of Stalinism and many Western intellectuals placed their hopes in the new order of the East, this classic work reveals in fascinating detail the often beguiling allure of totalitarian rule to people of all political beliefs and its frightening effects on the minds of those who embrace it.

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Blackstone Publishing
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Czeslaw Milosz (Author)

Czeslaw Milosz (1911-2004) was born in Szetejnie, Lithuania. He worked with the Polish resistance movement in Warsaw during World War II and was later stationed in Paris and Washington, DC, as a cultural attache of the Polish People's Republic. Mi...

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Claire Bloom (Director)

Stefan Rudnicki first became involved with audiobooks in 1994. Now a Grammy-winning audiobook producer, he has worked on more than three thousand audiobooks as a narrator, writer, producer, or director. He has narrated more than three hundred audi...

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Jane Zielonko (Translator)

Claire Bloom, CBE, is an English film and stage actress, known for leading roles in plays such as Streetcar Named Desire, A Doll's House, and Long Day's Journey into Night, along with nearly sixty films and countless television roles, during a car...

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Author :
Czeslaw Milosz
Narrator :
Stefan Rudnicki
Director :
Claire Bloom
Translator :
Jane Zielonko
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