Klein, Montreal and Mankind

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Author/collaborator
Title
Klein, Montreal and Mankind
Abstract
Includes a study of the image and idea of Montreal in poet A.M. Klein's "The Rocking Chair and Other Poems" (1948). The author notes that the book is a manifestation of A.M. Klein’s profound humanism. Revealing a consciousness of human values and human limitations, the author believes that the poems in the volume constitute a search for balance between the demands of the individual and the demands of the collectivity. He points out that being dialectical in structure, The Rocking Chair contains several groups of related poems, for example the personal poems of the Mount Royal group and the empathetic series of French-Canadian character portraits near the end of the collection. Such groupings, the author believes, are also interrelated in a volume that reveals many unities, including a unity of technique, a unity of theme, and a unity of place (Montreal). He argues that when seen as a whole, The Rocking Chair permits a recognition of the depth, complexity, and coherence of Klein’s humanistic concerns.
Publication
Journal of Canadian Studies/Revue d'études canadiennes
Volume
Vol. 19
Issue
no. 2
Pages
34-57
Date
Summer 1984
Language
de
Citation
Bentley, D. M. R. “Klein, Montreal and Mankind.” Journal of Canadian Studies/Revue d’études canadiennes Vol. 19, no. 2 (Summer 1984): 34–57.
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