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1980

Czeslaw Milosz, Nobel Prize in Literature

A native of Poland who obtained political asylum in France before becoming a Berkeley professor in 1961, Czeslow Milosz's work was prohibited by Poland’s communist government. The ban falls apart when Milosz…

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