Memories, dreams and reflections from the Nobel Laureate
The ABC book is a polish genre-a loose form related to a hypertext novel-composed
of short, alphabetically arranged entries. In Milosz's conception, the ABC book
becomes a sort of autobiographical reference book, combining entries concerning
characters from his earlier work with references to some of his memory poems. He
also writes of real, historical figures like Camus who were particularly influential
during his formative years, and of broader topics such as 'The City,' 'Unhappiness,'
and 'Money.' Another fascinating entry in Milosz's bold opus, Milosz's ABCs
is an engaging tribute to a brilliant mind.