Surviving Wor(l)ds


Endre Farkas

About the Book

“The Horrifying actuality that is the Holocaust sits like an immovable altar to evil in the middle of the twentieth century. Fifty years later, Endre Farkas, child of Holocaust survivors, revisits its terrors through the stories of his parents and through his own journeys. His parents, who both survived concentration camps only to confront new xenophobia a dozen years later during the Hungarian revolution, were forced to escape with their young son to Canada. The book is a personal journey of sorts; a journey to recover, if not innocence, perhaps lost hope.” — Canadian Literature

About the Author

Endre Farkas was born in Hajdunanas, Hungary in 1948 to survivors of the Holocaust. Along with his parents, he escaped Hungary during the 1956 revolution and has lived in Quebec ever since. He is a poet who has had eight collections of poetry published. Farkas has been collaborating with artists from other disciplines for over twenty years and many of his performance pieces have toured across Canada. Emile Martel has been publishing poetry and prose since 1969. His books include Les enfances brisees, L’ombre et le silence, Les grants jetes, and Bingt fois le corps des femmes. D.G. Jones has translated a variety of Quebec poetry. He won the Governor General’s Award for his translation of Norman de Bellefeuille’s Categorics (1992).

DRA0130000 Drama/Canadian
56 pp 5.5 x 8.5 in