Aleksandrs Caks

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Birthday
27, 1901
Birthplace
Latvia
Death Date
Feb 8, 1950 (48)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
27, 1901
Birthplace
Latvia
Death Date
Feb 8, 1950 (48)

About

A twentieth-century Latvian poet and writer of urban-themed works, he is best known for titles such as Raksti and the two-volume Izlase. His debut poetry collection, Sesi, is a series of reflections on life in Riga, Latvia.

Before Fame

He published his first book of poetry in 1928. The work was unique in its time for its focus on themes such as homelessness, prostitution, and night life.

Trivia

He was accused by the Soviet Union's Communist government of writing politically subversive works.

Family Life

He was the son of a Riga tailor. After his death, Caks had a Latvian museum and street named in his honor.

Associated With

He and Romain Gary were fellow Latvian writers.