Wednesday, January 18, 2006

In Memory, blog entry, Jan 5 06
In Memory.
Posted by gabardinesuit
January 5, 2006

"We love in another's soul whatever of ourselves we can deposit in it; the greater the deposit, the greater the love." - Irving Layton

"A poet, short-story writer, and essayist, Irving Layton is perhaps the most well-known of the Montreal poets, a group of young poets who engaged in a battle against romanticism in poetry in the 1940's. Layton has published many poetry collections, including A Red Carpet for the Sun (1959) which won the Governor General's Award. Layton has been poet-in-residence at various Canadian universities and was professor of English at York University 1969-78. Layton was nominated for the Nobel Prize in 1981."

Globe and Mail: "His often boisterous behaviour and anti-bourgeois attitude earned him as many admirers as it did detractors, and his notoriety became legendary among Canadian poets." Read more here.

posted by gabardinesuit at 10:06 AM


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