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‘Miłosz was from first to last negotiating how poetry ... can “bear” the suffering all around without falsifying it. His was an austere vision of the poet’s calling.’
Rowan Williams on the life and work of Czesław Miłosz.
Rowan Williams - The Poet’s Burden
Rowan Williams: The Poet’s Burden - On Czesław Miłosz: Visions from the Other Europe by Eva Hoffman
The ruler of Gwalior ‘named his son George after the British king. His counterpart in Bahawalpur ... boasted a collection of six hundred dildos, which Pakistan’s generals solicitously buried when they deposed him’.
@pratinavanil on India’s Maharajahs.
Pratinav Anil - Midnight’s Playboys
Pratinav Anil: Midnight’s Playboys - Dethroned: The Downfall of India’s Princely States by John Zubrzycki
Dec’s Silenced Voices section of @lit_review features the scandalous criminalization of prominent 🇲🇪 academic Boban Batrićević (Faculty of Montenegrin Language & Literature)
His hearing for writing about hateful narratives spread by the Serbian Orthodox Church is on Jan 22nd