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Waiting for the Messiah

The interview was used for Irving Layton's autobiography Waiting for the Messiah. Layton speaks of himself, the role of poetry and the theme of the Gucci Bag. Includes the reading of the following poems: "Empty words", Flouting justice and humanity", "Vita aeterna", "When hourly I praise".

Waiting for the Messiah

The interview was used for Irving Layton's autobiography Waiting for the Messiah. It covers Layton's life including childhood memories.

Waiting for the Messiah

The interview was used for Irving Layton's autobiography Waiting for the Messiah. Among other topics, Layton talks about his family, especially his memories of his mother, Klara Lazarovitch.

Waiting for the Messiah

The interview was used for Irving Layton's autobiography Waiting for the Messiah. Among other topics, Layton talks about his years at Macdonald College, the RCMP, his friendship with Louis Dudek and his first wife, Faye Lynch.

Waiting for the Messiah

The interview was used for Irving Layton's autobiography Waiting for the Messiah. Among other topics, Layton talks about his years with Faye Lynch and Betty Sutherland, Layton's second wife.

Waiting for the Messiah

The interview was used for Irving Layton's autobiography Waiting for the Messiah. Layton talks about his High school years.

Waiting for the Messiah

The interview was used for Irving Layton's autobiography Waiting for the Messiah. Among other topics, Layton talks about the Montreal scene during the Depression and his political orientation.

Waiting for the Messiah

The interview was used for Irving Layton's autobiography Waiting for the Messiah. Among other topics, Layton talks about his political orientation, the Oxford-Cambridge debate, Layton's column in the Failt-Ye-Times, and the Social Research Club. Includes readings of "Days of wrath", "Epigraph for a common grave", "News of the phoenix", "Portrait of a pseudo-Socialist", and "Vignette".

Waiting for the Messiah

The interview was used for Irving Layton's autobiography Waiting for the Messiah. Among other topics, Layton talks about his frindship with Louis Dudek and John Sutherland, the Montreal scene in the 1940's, Montreal poets and their relation to Patrick Anderson and the literary magazines Preview and First Statement.

Waiting for the Messiah

The interview was used for Irving Layton's autobiography Waiting for the Messiah, covering Layton's memories of his father, Moses Lazarovitch, and Layton's thoughts on "Son of a Smaller Hero" by Mordecai Richler.

Waiting for the Messiah

The interview was used for Irving Layton's autobiography Waiting for the Messiah. Among other topics, Layton talks about his childhood and antisemitism in Montreal.

Waiting for the Messiah

The interview was used for Irving Layton's autobiography Waiting for the Messiah. It presents the organization of the book and a summary of each chapter.

Waiting for the Messiah

The interview was used for Irving Layton's autobiography Waiting for the Messiah. Among other topics, Layton talks about Suzanne Rosenberg and the Young People's Socialist League, A. M. Klein, and David Lewis.

Waiting for the Messiah

The interview was used for Irving Layton's autobiography Waiting for the Messiah. Among other topics, Layton talks about "The First Statement", his friendship with Louis Dudek and John Sutherland, his relationship with Betty Sutherland, and the influence of American and British poets.

Waiting for the Messiah

The interview was used for Irving Layton's autobiography Waiting for the Messiah. Among other topics, Layton talks about "The First Statement" and "Preview", and Layton's friendship with Louis Dudek and other poets.

Waiting for the Messiah

The interview was used for Irving Layton's autobiography Waiting for the Messiah. Among other topics, Layton talks about Louis Dudek, A. M. Klein and John Sutherland, the break-up of Northern Review, and Layton's attitude towards F. R. Scott.

Waiting for the Messiah

The interview was used for Irving Layton's autobiography Waiting for the Messiah. Irving Layton talks about his view of poets and poetry. Includes reading of "Apostate".

Waiting for the Messiah

The interview was used for Irving Layton's autobiography Waiting for the Messiah, discussing, amog other topics, Laytons childhood.

Waiting for the Messiah

The interview was used for Irving Layton's autobiography Waiting for the Messiah. Discussed are, among other topics, Irving Layton's nomination for the Nobel Prize and the themes of the Gucci Bag.

Waiting for the Messiah

The interview was used for Irving Layton's autobiography Waiting for the Messiah. Irving Layton talkes about him as a child and teenager.

Waiting for the Messiah

The interview was used for Irving Layton's autobiography Waiting for the Messiah. Layton talks about his school years and his frienship with William Goodwin.

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