CZESLAW MILOSZ is the most famous of contemporary Polish émigré writers. He was born in Lithuania in 1911. After the Second World War he served in the diplomatic service of Poland’s “popular democracy” before breaking with its Stalinist regime in 1951. His book on the intellectuals of Eastern Europe, THE CAPTIVE MIND, has been translated into many languages, and his novel, LA PRISE DU POUVOIR, won the Prix Littéraire Européen in 1953. He now lives in France.