The author recounts his happy childhood living in a Jewish family in pre-World War II Poland, describing his innocent experiences and brave dreams.
JA≥zef Hen, born in 1923 in Warsaw as JA≥zef Henryk Cukier, is one of the most highly regarded Polish writers of his generation. Following the outbreak of World War II, he escaped from Poland to the East before he joined the Polish Army in exile. He was a war correspondent and published his first poem in a magazine for soldiers, the Soldier's Voice. During the war he lost several close relatives. Nowolipie Street is Hen's first book to be translated into English. The book was translated earlier into Italian and German, and it was reprinted last year in Poland. Other works by Hen have been translated into numerous languages. He has also written scripts for several Polish movies and TV series and was a film director. Autobiographical elements play a prominent role in Hen's works and he is known for his intriguing comments on history and culture.
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