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Fortunate Exile

From the definitive voice of Canadian poetry comes this very unique volume of passionate poems all thematically linked to the plight of the Jews. With selections from his previous books, many of which are out of print, The Fortunate Exile is a fitting summation of Irving Layton’s long quest for the meaning of his own religion, carrying within its poems a resonating statement about man’s relation to God in this contemporary World. Powerful and provocative, these poems carry all the exacting and edgy style that have earned Layton the acclaim of all time, combining it with a thematic view that expresses something that words can’t usually communicate.

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