Miłosz's Unknown Sci-Fi Discovered
Góry Parnasu (The Hills of Parnassus), Czesław Miłosz's unfinished attempt at a sci-fi novel, has been published in Poland 40 years after the poet had abandoned his daring idea.
He was describing a consumer society different from grassroots America. In his opinion, the rebels of this time were a kind of alchemical device or mirror where you could see issues and problems important to global humanity. He was interested in sociology and mass culture at that time - and he also experienced his own fears and fascinations, which he preferred not to expose in a more direct way.