Thursday, January 05, 2006

Undergraduate Journey

By Mandy, Newfoundland, Canada
January 5, 2006 @ 9:29 PM

I first came to Irving Layton's poetry two years ago while taking an undergraduate Canadian lit. course. My first experience with North American Jewish writing, he invited my curiosity with his vivid, enticing imagery. It is with sadness that I note his "afternoon foreclosing" ("The Swimmer"), but with gratitude that I acknowledge his influence on Canadian literature, and my personal academic and literary journey.

Newfoundland, Canada


Blogger Blog Monkey said...

i'm in montreal, lamenting his passing.

between him and leonard cohen, i was content.

sad news.

2:19 PM  

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