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Garden of steel

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Call Number811.54 B72g
Dates1993; ©1993
Statement of ResponsibilityJagna Boraks.
Creators & ContributorsBoraks-Nemetz, Lillian (author)
Summary"Jagna Boraks grew up in the Warsaw Ghetto, in a state of deprivation and fear that few children in Canada know. Her experience as a young child has evaporated into a long silence, but memories return to her of those years. Garden of Steel was written as she came into awareness of her childhood experience and the process of healing began. Although she has lived in Canada for many years, Jagna Boraks writes from a peculiarly Eastern European perspective... This is a rare book of poems, a testament written out of the blood and imbued with the life force: a poetry of victory rather than victimization, a poetry of healing." —Back cover
Contents
  • Introduction
  • Foreword
  • Garden of steel
  • Blind man
  • Transients
  • Dolls of wax
  • Night
  • Warden
  • The gourmet
  • The black snowman
  • Les vierges blanches et noires
  • Moon child
  • Scenes from a landscape
  • Memory tree
  • Transplant
  • The creek house in winter
  • Parallels
  • Eclipse
  • The desert
  • Surreality
  • The riddle
  • Impasse
  • Black butterfly
  • Rainbird
  • Wound
  • Today
  • Spring
  • Sunrose
  • Nausea
  • Autobiography
  • The Dead Sea
  • Isolation
  • Waiting
  • Let us wait
  • Passover
  • Atlantis
  • The Jew
  • Star of David
  • Ein gedi
  • The gold tree (a requiem)
  • Echoes of waste
  • Gypsy driftwood
Physical Description 53 pages ; 22 cm
LanguageEnglish
PublisherVictoria, BC : Ekstasis Editions