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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 useful 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 lines Klein's profession from his apprenticeship to nice severe good fortune and his tragically untimely silence.

The content material of Klein's letters offers new resonance to his works, such a lot particularly to his significantly acclaimed novel The moment Scroll (1951) and his Governor common 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 function as ghost-writer and PR advisor for Sam Bronfman. A important source for figuring out Canadian literary modernism, diasporic Judaism, and the tradition of Montreal, A.M. Klein: The Letters is a striking portrait of a huge Canadian literary determine of the 20th century.

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