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Irving Layton fonds

  • F001
  • Fonds
  • 1912-1997

Irving Layton fonds consists of records relating to Layton’s life and activities as a writer. Records include correspondence between family members, professionals, friends, newspapers and periodicals, colleges and universities, reviews of Layton’s...

Layton, Irving

3-Dimensional objects

Series contains a sculpture and a plaque related to the Irving Layton fonds. Material consists of one bust of Irving Layton carved by Lyman E. Francis and a plaque dedicated to Irving Layton from Baron Byng High School in Montreal.

Audio recordings

Series contains audio recordings relating to the Irving Layton fonds. Material consists of several recordings of the Pierre Berton Show, interviews with Layton including several interviews with Malka Cohen, Layton on talk shows including Special O...

The Artist as a worker : IDEAS ON WORK

Irving Layton interviewed by Robert Send and James Anderson for CBC Radio, Toronto, Ontario. Layton, along with Jim Tily and Milton Barnes, discuss the role of the artist in society.

The Pierre Berton Show

Irving Layton and Leonard Cohen interviewed by Pierre Berton for the Pierre Berton Show, CBC TV, Montreal, Quebec. In this interview, Layton and Cohen discuss the role of the poet in society.

The Pierre Berton Show

Irving Layton interviewed by Pierre Berton for the Pierre Berton Show, CBC TV, Montreal, Quebec. In this interview Layton discusses his visit to Germany. Includes readings of "Deadalive," "For the stinker who called me an apologist ...

The Pierre Berton Show

Irving Layton, Phyllis Gotlieb, Earle Birney, and Leonard Cohen interviewed by Pierre Berton for the Pierre Berton Show, CBC TV, Montreal, Quebec. The poets discuss modern society; humor in poetry; art and life; and creativity.

Layton talks about Jews

Irving Layton interviewed by Malka Cohen, CBC TV, Toronto, Ontario, in which the poet discusses his views on Judaism and God.

Special Occasions: Portrait of a One-Armed Juggler

Wynne Francis interviewed by Malka Cohen, for CBC Radio, Montreal, Quebec. This interview covers the following topics, among others: Layton's style; the influence of Nietzshe and D.H. Lawrence; the poets' views on the tension between men...

Special Occasions: Portrait of a One-Armed Juggler

William Goodwin interviewed by Malka Cohen for CBC Radio, Montreal, Quebec. This interview covers the following topics, among others: Layton's relationship with his family; Layton as a child; Layton's personality and sexual orientation ...

Special Occasions: Portrait of a One-Armed Juggler

Interview with Michael Harris conducted by Malka Cohen for CBC Radio, Montreal, Quebec. This interview covers the following topics, among others: the relationship between Harris and Layton; Layton's influence on Harris; Layton's poetic s...

Special Occasions: Portrait of a One-Armed Juggler

Irving Layton interviewed by Malka Cohen for CBC Radio, Toronto, Ontario. Among many other topics, Layton discusses his education; Baron Byng High School; his teenage years; his time as a teacher; Hetzliah High School; the Jewish Public Library; h...

Special Occasions: Portrait of a One-Armed Juggler

Eli Mandel interviewed by Malka Cohen for CBC Radio, Toronto, Ontario. Mandel discusses, among other topics, Layton as an educator, Mandel's book on the poet, the influence of religion on the poets' work, and Layton's poetic style.

Special Occasions: Portrait of a One-Armed Juggler

Seymour Mayne interviewed by Malka Cohen for CBC Radio, Ottawa, Ontario. Mayne discusses, among other topics, criticism of Layton's poetry; Layton as a student and an educator; thoughts on women; the Canadian literary community and Canadian w...

Special Occasions: Portrait of a One-Armed Juggler

Musia and Leon Schwartz interviewed by Malka Cohen for CBC Radio, Montreal, Quebec. The Schwartz's discussed, among other topics, the Jewish Public Library; their relationship with Layton; "coffee romances"; the holocaust; Layton as...

Ideas

Irving Layton interviewed by Warren Davis concerning reflections on power and poetry. Poems read include "Against this death," "At the Iglesia de Sacromonte," "The birth of tragedy," and "Butterfly of rocks,"...

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