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A.M. Klein

A.M. Klein: The Letters

EDITED BY Elizabeth Popham
Copyright Date: 2011
Pages: 504
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    A.M. Klein
    Book Description:

    A valuable resource for understanding Canadian literary modernism, diasporic Judaism, and the culture of Montreal,A.M. Klein: The Lettersis a remarkable portrait of an important Canadian literary figure of the twentieth century.

    eISBN: 978-1-4426-8650-2
    Subjects: Language & Literature

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-iv)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. v-vi)
  3. Introduction
    (pp. vii-xxiv)

    A.M. Klein died quietly in his sleep on 20 August 1972, having lived in self-imposed exile for almost two decades in his home at 236 Querbes Avenue in Montreal. He had gradually stopped writing in the 1950s: there was no new poetry after his trip to Israel in 1948, and his attempt to write a second novel floundered; he resigned the editorship of theCanadian Jewish Chroniclein 1954, and no longer responded to letters by 1960. However, until the mid-1950s, silence and isolation were the least characteristic features of Klein’s life as a poet, novelist, journalist, and scholar who...

  4. Editorial Procedures
    (pp. xxv-xxviii)
  5. Acknowledgments
    (pp. xxix-xxx)
  6. Biographical Chronology
    (pp. xxxi-2)
    (pp. 3-278)

    4267 Clarke St.

    Montreal, Que.

    May 13, 1928

    My dear Miss Monroe

    In answer to your inquiry whether I would be willing to have you accept my ‘Sequence of Songs’ with the corrections and omissions you suggest, I may say that, like Barkis, I am willing. I have re-read my copy of the Sequence and have seen that it contains a good number of bad lines ... which you have not overlooked. It is because I am heartily in accord with all the suggestions that you have made that I do not enclose a re-typed copy but do rather rely...

  8. Abbreviations
    (pp. 279-282)
  9. Textual Notes and Emendations
    (pp. 283-328)
  10. Explanatory Notes
    (pp. 329-484)
  11. Appendix A: Arrangements for Klein’s ‘fact-finding’ visit to Israel, North Africa, and Europe (31 July–6 September 1949) and lecture tour (September 1949–February 1950)
    (pp. 485-487)
  12. Appendix B: Correspondence concerning lecture engagements, March 1950 to June 1956
    (pp. 488-492)
  13. Appendix C: Additional letters not included in this collection (in chronological order)
    (pp. 493-498)
  14. Index
    (pp. 499-514)