Failure's opposite : listening to A.M. Klein /

An original look at an admired yet elusive Canadian writer.

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Imprint:Montréal [Qué.] : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2011 (Ottawa, Ontario : Canadian Electronic Library, 2012)
Description:1 online resource (vi, 267 pages) : illustrations, portraits, digital file
Language:English
French
Yiddish
Subject:Klein, A. M. -- (Abraham Moses), -- 1909-1972 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Klein, A. M. -- (Abraham Moses), -- 1909-1972 -- Translations.
Klein, A. M. -- (Abraham Moses), -- 1909-1972 -- Influence.
Klein, A. M. -- (Abraham Moses), -- 1909-1972 -- Critique et interprétation.
Klein, A. M. -- (Abraham Moses), -- 1909-1972 -- Traductions.
Klein, A. M. -- (Abraham Moses), -- 1909-1972 -- Influence.
Klein, A. M. -- (Abraham Moses), -- 1909-1972.
POETRY -- American -- General.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- Canadian.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
English.
Languages & Literatures.
English Literature.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Translations.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11239534
Hidden Bibliographic Details
Other authors / contributors:Ravvin, Norman, 1963-
Simon, Sherry.
ISBN:9780773586642
0773586644
9780773538320
0773538321
9780773538627
0773538623
1283529203
9781283529204
9786613841650
661384165X
Digital file characteristics:data file
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-259) and index.
Includes some text in French and Yiddish.
Summary:An original look at an admired yet elusive Canadian writer.
A.M. Klein has remained an enduring but elusive presence in the Canadian literary consciousness since his death in 1972. Klein's legacy has been mixed, his literary achievement sometimes overshadowed by his reclusiveness and withdrawal from the literary world. Failure's Opposite presents a fresh perspective on Klein's reception and legacy, exploring why he has remained a compelling figure for critics and readers. His experimentalism drew upon strong traditions and fluency in several languages - English, French, Yiddish, and Hebrew - allowing him to develop a multilingual, modernist Jewish voice that is a touchstone for understanding Canada's multicultural identity. His struggle with the emotional and historical dimensions of diaspora is of considerable importance throughout his work and is investigated through the lenses of translation, voice, and his relationship to other Jewish writers. Contributors also re-evaluate Klein's connection to Montreal and the original ways in which he captured the atmosphere of his "jargoning city." Failure's Opposite reflects the many ways A.M. Klein is being remade, refashioned, and reconstructed in the twenty-first century, both as a bridge to the past and a model for contemporary critical and creative work in Canadian literature.
Other form:Print version: 9786613841650
Standard no.:9786613841650