Poems by Richard Mirabel by Richard Mirabel

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The First and posthumous publication of poems of the Polish-Jewish-Canadian author. These are poems of bitter WWII experience, reflections on vanishing time, journeys into the depths of human existence, as well as of stories of endurance and love. Richard Mirabel (Warsaw, Poland 1920 - White Rock, B.C. Canada 2007) never tried to publish his poetry. However, he had been writing poems all his life. He acquired his primary literary training while he was working as a reporter for a unique newspaper, written by children for children, The Little Review (Maly Przeglad, 1926-1939) founded by an outstanding Polish author and educator, Janusz Korczak. In 1937 he left Poland and immigrated to Canada. When WWII started in 1939 he volunteered for the Canadian Air Force and became a pilot. After the war he found out that not a single member of his family in Warsaw survived. He returned to Canada. The earliest of his poems written in English had been marked with the date 1945. The brutality of the war and the searching for the meaning of life are themes of his poetry.
 

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Published January 1, 2012 by K&O Harbour. 132 pages
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