Irving Layton, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Irving Layton

Romanian-born Canadian poet

Date of Birth: 12-Mar-1912

Place of Birth: Târgu Neamț, Neamț County, Romania

Date of Death: 04-Jan-2006

Profession: writer, poet, university teacher

Nationality: Canada

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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About Irving Layton

  • Irving Peter Layton, OC (March 12, 1912 – January 4, 2006) was a Romanian-born Canadian poet.
  • He was known for his "tell it like it is" style which won him a wide following, but also made him enemies.
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  • Jacobs notes in his biography (2001), Layton fought Puritanism throughout his life: Layton's work had provided the bolt of lightning that was needed to split open the thin skin of conservatism and complacency in the poetry scene of the preceding century, allowing modern poetry to expose previously unseen richness and depth.

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