Making it Mainstream: Montreal and the Canadian Jewish Poetic Tradition

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Title
Making it Mainstream: Montreal and the Canadian Jewish Poetic Tradition
Abstract
The author examines the work and public careers of key Montreal Jewish poets, including A.M. Klein, Irving Layton and Leonard Cohen, with a consideration of the role of Yiddish and early Jewish neighbourhoods in the development of local culture. He considers, as well, poets such as Eli Mandel, Miriam Waddington and Kenneth Sherman in an effort to convey Montreal's impact on poets from elsewhere in Canada, as well as to show how the city's poetic tradition relates to the broader Canadian scene. The author focuses on themes of inheritance, religious life and thought, and on aspects of Jewish identity associated with language, mainstream culture and the Holocaust.
Publication
Literature and Theology
Volume
Vol. 24
Issue
no. 2
Pages
121-136
Date
2010
Language
en
Citation
Ravvin, Norman. “Making It Mainstream: Montreal and the Canadian Jewish Poetic Tradition.” Literature and Theology Vol. 24, no. 2 (2010): 121–136.
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