aA
The Stairs of Czeslaw Milosz have been unveiled in Krakow to mark 15 years since the Lithuanian-born Polish poet died in the Polish city in 2004, the Lithuanian Culture Ministry said on Friday.
Czeslaw Milosz stairs unveiled in Krakow in 2nd such commemorative project after Vilnius
© Archyvas

Vilnius, where the Nobel Prize winner lived in his youth, was the first to name a stairway in the Old Town after Milosz several years ago.

The idea of a similar commemorative project in Krakow was floated by Rasa Rimickaite, Lithuania's cultural attaché in Poland, and received the backing of Anthony Milosz, the poet's son, the ministry said in a press release.

The stairs located opposite the Wawel Castle feature engraved lines of Milosz's "Gift". The poem was picked by scientists at the Jagiellonian University who say that it perfectly conveys the poet's sensibility and authentic perception of the world.

Born in Seteniai, a village in central Lithuania, 1911, Milosz graduated from school and university in Vilnius before moving to Warsaw and, later, emigrating to the West. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1980.

He returned to Poland following the fall of the Iron Curtain and died in Krakow in August 2004.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.
|Populiariausi straipsniai ir video

Famous Lithuanian poet Navakas dies

Famous Lithuanian poet Kestutis Navakas died on Sunday at the age of 55.

Another original copy of Feb 16, 1949 declaration found (1)

Staff members of the Lithuanian Special Archives have found another original copy of the Declaration...

Linguists: Lithuania needs to accept life with English language and change law (1)

Lithuania's Law on State Language needs to be amended and adapted to the existing reality, linguists...

February in Kaunas: theatre and dance

The January blues is over, and Kaunas is ready to rumble. Our cultural institutions are busy...

Zebriunas’ film “The Girl and the Echo” to be screened in France

Arūnas Žebriūnas ’ film The Girl and the Echo (1964) was acquired for distribution in France ....

Top news

Ex-Pentagon chief Mattis awarded by president

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda awarded 34 Lithuanian and foreign nationals for their merits to...

Ukrainians coming to Lithuania to work should be better informed about working conditions

Ukrainians coming to Lithuania to work should be better informed about working conditions after...

Lithuania chose its song for ‘Eurovision’!

Lithuania’s 'Pabandom iš naujo!' has come to an end. After 3 heats, 2 semi-finals and Saturday’s...

Google presented Lithuanian initiative to world

The Internet giant Google has presented its video about Debunk EU during the Google News...

Famous Lithuanian poet Navakas dies

Famous Lithuanian poet Kestutis Navakas died on Sunday at the age of 55.

|Maža didelių žinių kaina