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Irving Layton

Irving Peter Layton, OC (March 12, 1912 – January 4, 2006) was a Romanian-born Canadian poet. He was known for his "tell it like it is" style which won him a wide following but also made enemies. As T. Jacobs notes in his biography (2001), Layton fought Puritanism throughout his life:

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Irving Layton - Discography
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1956 In Poetry - Works Published in English - Canada
... Eldon Grier, Poems Irving Layton, The Bull Calf and Other Poems ... Irving Layton, The Improved Binoculars Selected Poems ... Irving Layton, Music on a Kazoo ...
Jewish Public Library (Montreal) - Collection
... Reuven Brainin, many of the city's early Jewish benevolent organizations and Irving Layton's personal library Ephemeral Collection Similar to Jewish Canadiana but is an historical ... Irving Layton Collection The library of the late Irving Layton, one of Canada's most famous poets ...
1954 In Poetry - Works Published in English - Canada
... Daryl Hine, Five Poems Irving Layton, In the Midst of My Fever ... Irving Layton, The Long Pea-Shooter ... Montreal Laocoon Press."Irving Layton Publications," Canadian Poetry Online, Web, May 7, 2011 ...
1971 In Poetry - Works Published in English - Canada
... Bill Howell, The Red Fox Irving Layton, The Collected Poems of Irving Layton ... Irving Layton, Nailpolish ...

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    Progress of a marriage:
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    An aphorism
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    The great British Library—an immense collection of volumes of all ages and languages, many of which are now forgotten, and most of which are seldom read: one of these sequestered pools of obsolete literature to which modern authors repair, and draw buckets full of classic lore, or “pure English, undefiled” wherewith to swell their own scanty rills of thought.
    —Washington Irving (1783–1859)