Czesław Miłosz on Polish Emigration in the Cycle Titled ‘Życie w USA’ Cover Image
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Czesław Miłosz o emigracji polskiej w cyklu “Życie w USA”
Czesław Miłosz on Polish Emigration in the Cycle Titled ‘Życie w USA’

Author(s): Ewa Kołodziejczyk
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Literary Texts, Migration Studies
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Summary/Abstract: The article discusses Polish affairs in the US in the 1940s — one of the subject matters of anunknown journalistic cycle by Czesław Miłosz, published under the pseudonym of Jan M. Nowak in “Odrodzenie” from late 1946 through 1947. The content is made up of sociological observations collected during business as well as private trips, related to the post-war wandering and exile as well as the US immigration policy, comments on the place and role of the Polish community in American politics, remarks on the image of Poles in the West following the accusations of antisemitism, disputes with the journalists commenting on the course and outcome of the Parliamentary elections in 1947. The publicist’s commentaries are juxtaposed with the diagnoses formulated on diplomatic reports compiled by Miłosz for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as part of his consular obligations, in order to highlight the mechanism of selecting issues and their interpretation.

  • Page Range: 413-423
  • Page Count: 11
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Language: Polish