Page Count: 48
Publication Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2018
About this Book
Dr. Thomas Kabdebo was the 2017 poet laureate of Hungary. He is the author of fifty-nine books, and his novel DANUBIUS DANUBIA is considered one of the best Hungarian novels of the 21st century. Among many honours, a Papal visit followed from the publication of his award-winning poem, CHRIST. He experienced first-hand the often cruel reality of life in Central and Eastern Europe after World War II, and of the hardships (as well as the infinite possibilities) of life as a refugee. He worked for many years, until his retirement, as head librarian at Maynooth University.
… As a youngster Thomas Kabdebo lived through two regime changes in Hungary, plus an imprisonment, and a revolution, and the loss of his first home. …'
[—Árpád Göncz, President of Hungary 1990-2000].
'… For some years, Thomas Kabdebo was familiar to many as the librarian at Maynooth College. That was a settled state of life compared with his earlier years as recounted in this autobiography …'
[—Peter Costello, The Irish Catholic]