NCL O12 – The Selected Poems of Irving Layton


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The Selected Poems of Irving Layton  was not included in Series One.


The Poems of Irving Layton (New Canadian Library O12) front coverSeries Two

From the Back Cover:

For over thirty years, Irving Layton has been exciting Canadians with a poetry of prophecy and polemics that has earned him the highest praise and the harshest criticism that the critics and populace of this nation are capable of expressing. While most of his contemporaries have lapsed into silence or obscurity, Layton continues to be read feverishly and faithfully by an ever-growing audience, eager for yet another of his many books. The Poems of Irving Layton is a small, representative sampling of Layton’s best work, selected and introduced by his highly regarded fellow-poet, Eli Mandel. Visionary, sensuous, passionate, unsettling, and irrepressibly energetic, the poems in this volume serve as a fitting introduction to a body of work that has been hailed as a major contribution to world literature.


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