A(braham) M(oses) Klein M. W. Steinberg - Essay

M. W. Steinberg

(Contemporary Literary Criticism)

Klein is a product of three rich and distinct traditions, all of which formed his mind and imagination, determined his response to time past and present, to place, and to religious and literary forms and values. As a consequence, his contribution to the Canadian mosaic reflects the same elements. His major contribution stems primarily from his presentation of Jewish experience, historic and present, with its inherent ideas and values. It is a unique contribution, reflecting the religio-cultural heritage of his people and his own deep, passionate attachment, his on-going concern. One can readily agree with Ludwig Lewisohn's prefatory comment to Hath Not a Jew that Klein "was the first Jew to contribute authentic...

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