By A.M. Klein,Elizabeth A. Popham
In the ultimate quantity of the Collected Works of A.M. Klein, Elizabeth Popham completes the method of restoring the general public voice of 1 of Canada's Most worthy authors. A.M. Klein: The Letters is the 1st compilation of an important physique of Klein's correspondence. utilizing his communications to build a compelling narrative, Popham strains Klein's occupation from his apprenticeship to nice serious luck and his tragically untimely silence.
The content material of Klein's letters supplies new resonance to his works, such a lot significantly to his seriously acclaimed novel The moment Scroll (1951) and his Governor normal Award-winning The Rocking Chair and different Poems (1948). In his exchanges with publishers and students, Klein glosses his personal writing and argues for the integrity of his poetic imaginative and prescient. Samplings of his correspondence with Seagram's Distilleries make clear Klein's debatable position as ghost-writer and PR advisor for Sam Bronfman. A worthy source for realizing Canadian literary modernism, diasporic Judaism, and the tradition of Montreal, A.M. Klein: The Letters is a notable portrait of a major Canadian literary determine of the 20 th century.