Layton, Irving

(b. 1912)
   Canadian poet. Layton was born in Romania, but his family moved to Montreal when he was a baby. He served in the Canadian Army during World War II and subsequently taught at York University, Toronto. He is the author of more than forty volumes of poetry. He has shocked the Jewish community for his attack on social conventions, his espousal of free love, his criticisms of the State of Israel and particularly for his volume entitled For My Brother Jesus (1971). Nonetheless in his memoir, Waiting for the Messiah (1985), he portrays his parents lovingly and accuses the Christian church of preparing the ground for the Holocaust. He also expresses the wish that his two sons should stand up for themselves and join the Israeli Air Force to defend their people.

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  • LAYTON, IRVING — (Israel Lazarovitch; 1914– ), Canadian poet. Layton was born in Romania and brought to Montreal, Canada, on his first birthday. His parents, Keine Wolfsohn and Moishe Lazarovitch, were traditional Jews who settled in the Yiddish speaking enclave… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Layton, Irving — ▪ 2007 Israel Pincu Lazarovici        Romanian born Canadian poet (b. March 12, 1912, Tirgu Neamt, Rom. d. Jan. 4, 2006, Montreal, Que.), treated the Jewish Canadian experience with rebellious vigour in verse that could be satiric, acerbic,… …   Universalium

  • Layton, Irving — (b. 1912)    Canadian poet. He was bom in Romania, and was taken to Montreal as a child. He later worked in a library and taught in Jewish parochial schools. In some of his poetry he used biblical imagery to illustrate contemporary issues …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

  • Irving Layton — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Layton. Irving Layton (né le 12 mars 1912 et décédé le 4 janvier 2006), est poète canadien. Le 12 mars 1912, naquit Israël Pincu Lazarovitch à Târgu Neamţ une petite ville de Roumanie, de parents juifs Moses et… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Irving Layton — OC (March 12, 1912 ndash; January 4, 2006) was a 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… …   Wikipedia

  • Layton — is a surname derived from various place names in England. Two known etymologies stem from place names in Lancashire (near Blackpool) and another in north Yorkshire. The former was named in Old English as ‘settlement by the watercourse’, from Old… …   Wikipedia

  • Layton — ist der Name mehrerer Personen Billy Jim Layton (1924–2004), US amerikanischer Komponist Bob Layton (* 1953), US amerikanischer Comiczeichner Caleb R. Layton (1851–1930), US amerikanischer Politiker Fernando C. Layton (1847–1926), US… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Irving Layton — (* 12. März 1912 in Târgu Neamț, Rumänien; † 4. Januar 2006 in Montréal; eigentlich Israel Pincu Lazarovici) war ein aus Rumänien stammender kanadischer Dichter und Autor. Weblinks Artikel Irving Layton in der Canadian Encyclopedia: englisch,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Irving Crane — (November 13, 1913 ndash; November 17, 2001),The New York Times Company (2001). Obituaries section: [ Irving Crane, a World Champion Who Brought Decorum to Billiards, Dies at 88] by Douglas …   Wikipedia

  • Layton Cemetery — Layton Cemetery, Blackpool is a graveyard located at Talbot Road, Blackpool, FY3 7BB. It was opened in 1873 when Blackpool parish church was replete with burying. The site encompasses 30 acres, having being regularly expanded during its history.… …   Wikipedia

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