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Cynthia Haven on Czesław Miłosz at the University of Chicago


Thursday, October 28 | 6:00 pm

Cynthia Haven (of Stanford University) will discuss her recent book Czesław Miłosz: A California Life at the University of Chicago in an event hosted by the Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies (CEERES).

In conversation with William Nickell, a cultural historian specializing in mid-19th to mid-20th-century Russia, the two will examine Miłosz’s legacy—winner of the Nobel Prize in Poetry and widely considered among the greatest poets and thinkers of the past one hundred years.

The event will be held at the Franke Institute for the Humanities, in Chicago, Illinois. Register to attend online or in person through the CEERES website.

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About the Speaker

Cynthia L. Haven

Cynthia L. Haven

Cynthia L. Haven is a National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholar and author of 2018’s Evolution of Desire: A Life of René Girard, the first-ever biography of the French theorist. She has published two previous books on Czesław Miłosz: An Invisible Rope: Portraits of Czesław Miłosz and Czesław Miłosz: Conversations. She has been a Milena Jesenská Journalism Fellow with the Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen in Vienna, as well as a visiting writer and scholar at Stanford’s Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages, and a Voegelin Fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution. She has written for the Times Literary Supplement and has also contributed to the New York Times Book Review, the Nation, the Wall Street Journal, the Virginia Quarterly Review, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and other publications.


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