Poetry Collection "My Paradise", 1932, and Heroic Epos "Touched by Eternity", 1937–1939, by Poet Aleksandrs Čaks (1901–1950)

Born and raised in Rīga, Aleksandrs Čaks was the very embodiment of an urban man. In his poetry collection “My Paradise” (Mana paradīze, 1932), he gave a voice and a soul to the seemingly ordinary people and mundane objects of city life, while in his heroic epos “Touched by Eternity” (Mūžības skartie, 1937–1939) he immortalized the Latvian Riflemen of the First World War.