Czeslaw Milosz: A Discussion with Cynthia Haven

About Guest:

Cynthia L. Haven is a National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholar and author of Czesław Miłosz: A California Life, from Berkeley’s Heyday Books and 2018’s Evolution of Desire: A Life of René Girard, the first-ever biography of the renowned French theorist. She has also published two previous books on Czesław Miłosz: An Invisible Rope: Portraits of Czesław Miłosz and Czesław Miłosz: Conversations. She has been a Milena Jesenská Fellow with the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna, as well as a visiting writer and scholar at Stanford. 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 others.  She blogs at The Book Haven, at
Songs in this episode:
“Black Cat” by Gentle Giant
“Swiety Szczyt” by Kryzys