Manuscript Collection MS COLL 00313 - Irving Layton Papers

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Irving Layton Papers


  • 1973-1984 (Creation)

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1 box (30 cm)

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Biographical history

Irving Peter Layton is a Canadian poet and writer. He was born on March 12, 1912 in Romania. He is recognized in Canada as a revolutionary and controversial poet. Among his published books are Lovers and Lesser Men (1973); A Wild Peculiar Joy (1982).

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Acquired by the library 1972, 1985.

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The collection consists of holograph drafts of poems and workbooks for Layton's Lovers and Lesser Men and page proofs of A Wild Peculiar Joy. It also includes two photographs of Layton.

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Material may be requested in person at the Fisher Library Reference Desk, or in advance using our online stack retrieval request form:

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  • English

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