A.M. Klein, the Father of Canadian Jewish Literature

Essays in the Poetics of Humanistic Politics (Jewish Studies)
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Jewish studies, Poetry & poets: from c 1900 -, Poetry, Humanism in literature, English Canadian Poetry, English, Literature: Classics, Canada, Intellectual life, American - General, Politics in literature, (Abraham Moses),, 1909-1972, Criticism and interpretation, Jews, Klein,
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She is the author of Assimilation and Assertion: The Response to the Holocaust in Mordecai Richler’s Writing (), and A.M. Klein, The Father.

Abraham Moses Klein (14 February – 20 February ) was a Canadian poet, journalist, novelist, short story writer and lawyer.

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He has been called "one of Canada's greatest poets and a leading figure in Jewish-Canadian culture." Best known for his poetry, Klein also published one novella entitled The Second Scroll inalong with numerous essays, reviews, and short mater: McGill University, Université de Montréal.

Get this from a library. A.M. Klein, the father of Canadian Jewish literature: essays in the poetics of humanistic passion. [Rachel Feldhay Brenner]. The Helen and Stan Vine Canadian Jewish Book Awards were a Canadian program of literary awards, managed, produced and presented annually by the Koffler Centre of the Arts to works judged to be the year's best works of literature by Jewish Canadian writers or on Jewish cultural and historical topics.

In DecemberThe Koffler Centre of the Arts announced that the Awards were being "put on. She is the author of Assimilation and Assertion: The Response to the Holocaust in Mordecai Richler’s Writing (), and A.M. Klein, The Father of Canadian Jewish Literature: Essays in the Poetics of Humanistic Passion (), which won the prize of the Jewish Federation of Greater Toronto Literary Scholarship Award, Writing as Resistance.

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Rachel F. Brenner. avg rating — 0 ratings. These lines evoke themes that were important to Klein, who was born in Ukraine in and came to Canada with his family the following year.

Now widely known as the founding father of Jewish-Canadian literature, Klein wrote with cordial irony, intense curiosity about religion and a fascination with French-Canadian culture. THE SECOND SCROLL. Novel by A.M.

Klein, The last publication of Montreal poet A.M. Klein, before his disabling illness struck, was an audaciously conceived book entitled The Second Scroll (). Klein himself identi-fied the book as a novel, but it was so unlike any other novel that it still defies easy classification as a literary kind.

Rachel Feldhay Brenner is Associate Professor of Modern Hebrew Literature at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She is the author of Assimilation and Assertion: The Response to the Holocaust in Mordecai Richler's Writing and A. Klein, The Father of Canadian Jewish Literature: Essays in the Poetics of Humanistic by: 6.

Canadian literature - Canadian literature - Modern period, – In the early 20th century, popular poets responding to the interest in local colour depicted French Canadian customs and dialect (W.H.

Drummond, The Habitant and Other French-Canadian Poems, ), the Mohawk tribe and rituals (E. Pauline Johnson, Legends of Vancouver, ; Flint and Feather, ), and the freedom and.

Rachel Feldhay Brenner is professor of Hebrew and Semitic Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She is the author of Writing as Resistance, Assimilation and Assertion, and A.M.

Klein, The Father of Canadian Jewish Literature. More about Rachel Feldhay Brenner. She is author of Writing as Resistance, Assimilation and Assertion, and A.M. Klein, the Father of Canadian Jewish Literature.

Media & bookseller inquiries regarding review copies, events, and interviews can be directed to the publicity department at [email protected] or () French Canadian Literature, English A.M. *Klein (–), the founding father of Canadian-Jewish literature, grew up in Montreal, the birthplace of that body of writing.

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Third Solitudes: Tradition and Discontinuity in Jewish-Canadian Literature by Michael Greenstein, and A.M. Klein, and: the Father of Canadian Jewish Literature by Rachel Feldhay Brenner (review) Harold Heft; pp.

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Canadian-Jewish literature, Greenstein argues, is characterized by the sense of homelessness and exile which dominated the writings of the father of Jewish-Canadian literature, A.M.

Klein. Greenstein finds the paradigm for this sense of loss in Henry Kreisel's short story, "The Almost Meeting.". Yiddish literary tradition of Montreal and to A. Klein “the founding father of Canadian-Jewish literature.” In fact, Klein figures as a character in one of Richler’s novels, Solomon Gursky Was Here.

The study of Richler’s novel will bring us into the second part of the course. I nthe biographer Leon Edel was passing through Montreal and decided to call on his old friend A. Klein. Then forty-eight, Klein had emerged from the immigrant streets of his “jargoning city” to become the most prodigious poet at work in Canada.

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A.M. Klein (–), the founding father of Canadian-Jewish literature, combines Jewish and French traditions in his poetry. Klein mentored the outspoken poet Irving Layton, né Israel Pincu Lazarovitch (–), who in turn influenced his friend Leonard Cohen (–), who began writing poetry in Montreal before turning to a.

Ron Finegold - former employee of the Montreal Jewish Public Library - discusses being unable to find his father's family names in Yaffa Eliach's book There Once Was a World: A Nine-Hundred-Year Chronicle of the Shtetl of Eishyshok, even though they were from there.

A.M. Klein, born in Poland incame to Montreal as an infant with his immigrant parents and grew up in the Jewish quarter there. He is widely considered the founding father of Canadian-Jewish literature.

Select Klein Miscellany. If you would like to read more, click on the miscellany page for further stories and accounts: Klein Miscellany.

Klein, the father of Canadian Jewish literature: essays in the poetics of humanistic passion (Lewiston, N. Y.: Edwin Mellon Press, ) Writing as resistance: four women confronting the Holocaust: Edith Stein, Simone Weil, Anne Frank, Etty Hillesum (University Park, Pa.: Pennsylvania State University Press, ).

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We understand this commitment to aesthetic inquiry as uncontained by any. A.M. Klein (), whose novel The Second Scroll has generated dozens of scholarly books and articles. Emma Goldman, once described as “the world’s most dangerous woman,” was born in Kovno inand died in in a house on Vaughan Road, Toronto.

A Happy 85th Birthday To Leonard Cohen Ezra While living in Westmount I read his two novels in a course on Canadian literature, and studied his poetry alongside that of Layton and A.M.

Klein. Poet A.M. KLEIN turned to fiction to tell the story of the return of the Jews to the Promised Land. In The Second Scroll (), he presents a pattern of Jewish exile and return parallel to that in the First Scroll (the Torah) to recount the Jews' return to Israel after WWII.

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Among Preview's editors were F. Scott, P. Page, A. Klein, and Patrick Anderson. InLayton was given an honorable discharge from the army and returned to Montreal for good. InLayton was given an honorable discharge from the army and returned to Montreal for good.

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On the twelfth day of MarchIsrael Pincu Lazarovitch, or Irving Layton, was born to Jewish parents in the Romanian town of Tirgul Neamt. There was an air of magic surrounding the birth of the youngest son of a quiet and deeply religious man and his dominant and practical wife.