Jacob Isaac Segal: A Montreal Yiddish Poet and His Milieu

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Jacob Isaac Segal: A Montreal Yiddish Poet and His Milieu
Abstract
The Ukrainian-born poet J. I. Segal (1896-1954) immigrated to Montreal in 1910 where he was acclaimed as a Yiddish poet both in Canada and abroad. The author traces Segal's development as a poet during the great wave of Jewish immigration from Eastern Europe at the beginning of the twentieth century. As well as a biography of Segal, the author also recounts the literary friendship between the poet and the celebrated Montreal Jewish community activist and literary critic Hannaniah Meir Caiserman (1884-1950). Segal's poetic production is referenced, translated and analyzed by the author, and includes over 100 pages of appendices, shedding light on the artistic, spiritual, cultural and historical importance of Segal's oeuvre.
Place
Ottawa, ON
Publisher
Les Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa/University of Ottawa Press
Date
2017
Language
en
Citation
Anctil, Pierre. Jacob Isaac Segal: A Montreal Yiddish Poet and His Milieu. Translated by Vivian Felsen. Ottawa, ON: Les Presses de l’Université d’Ottawa/University of Ottawa Press, 2017.
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