From Vilnius, Czeslaw Milosz and write about it

By the centennial Nobel laureate Czeslaw Milosz 10 European writers have written letters to the author of the famous book "Native Europe." Today in Vilnius read their letters Milos Belarusian and Lithuanian writers Igor Bobkov and Donatas Pyatroshus, and on Thursday evening Vilna authors and scientists presented Trilingual Lithuanian-Belarusian-Polish edition of "The Apprentice Time" dedicated to Czeslaw Milosz.

Community Project "Letters to Milos" is in the cities that were part of a travel Czeslaw Milosz in Europe — it Leipzig, Vilnius, Zurich, Paris. Project "Letters Milos" began in Prague on March 16 Czech author Peter Gulava and the head of the Belarusian service of "Radio Liberty", a writer and publicist Alexander Lukashuk. Today in Vilnius at the Polish Institute, which is located on a street not far from the Great Hall of Vilnius, his letters to Milos read Belarusian writer and translator andgar Bobkov Lithuanian and essayist Donatas Pyatroshus.

"The Island of Tolerance"

A day before, the evening of 17 March in Vilnius House Museum Ventslova discussion took place and the second presentation of the book published in Lithuania "Journeyman time" (within the framework of the 100th anniversary of Czeslaw Milosz's "The Island of Tolerance"), dedicated to nabelistu, who called himself a citizen of the latter the Grand Duchy of Lithuania.

The book has 18 authors — 6 from the three countries, each essay translated into other languages, so that the whole book Trilingual — Lithuanian, Belarusian and Polish.

"The thinking is formed is not a book and not the thickness, but the narratives — interpreting, teaching and ideas. So this book is precisely what creates the Naruto" — said the famous Lithuanian historian Alfredas Bumblavskas during the debate "The Last citizen ON and the current time."

Journeyman time

Czeslaw Milosz — a relative of the Lithuanian poet and diplomat, Oscar Milosz, who was born in Belarus Čareja and wrote in French. Czeslaw called himself a journeyman Oscar continued his ideas, he believed that the citizen is the last of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and created bridges of artistic expression among peoples, cultures and nations.

The book "The Apprentice time" — a collection of texts about the Oscars and Czeslaw Milosz. Among Belarusian authors — Ales Chobot, Sergei Hareuski, Dmitri Plax. The book contains essays and personal secretary of Czeslaw Milosz Agnieszka Kosinskaya, his friend the poet Thomas Ventslova, professor Victoria Davyatsitse-Pakyarene.

One of the authors of the publication, Lithuanian writer and literary critic, who also knew Czeslaw Milosz, Vytautas Marcinkus does not believe that today Milos understand:

"We can not fully understand, and that's fine, because it encourages us to think for themselves. We would not have had to do that, that was all to clear and balance due, and thus closed. Namely, this openness is so beautiful its nezavershanastsyu, the that is not a treaty, and that leaves room for our participation and, therefore, will have another sequel, "- says Vytautas Marcinkus. A manifestation of such openness heritage Czeslaw Milosz and served numerous projects on the occasion of the anniversary, thanks to which there are new products.


Community Project "Letters to Miłosz" was launched alongside the cultural and educational centers, among them — the International Network of Literary Centres "Halma", European Cultural Foundation. This project — continued understanding the relationship of Europe, which he founded Milos in his famous book "Native Europe" (Rodzinna Europa). First published in Paris in 1958 anti-communist exile community and has been translated into almost all European languages, the book tells the story of the "Eastern European". Born in Lithuania, Polish nobleman, who survived another revolution in Russia for a long time he lived in Paris and the United States, died in Krakow, which he reminded Vilnius.


Lukashuk, Milos, Gulava, Bumblavskas, Marcinkus

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