Laike and Nahum: A Poem in Two Voices by Ruth PanofskyLaike and Nahum: A Poem in Two Voices by Ruth Panofsky

Laike and Nahum: A Poem in Two Voices

byRuth Panofsky

Paperback | April 30, 2007

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Laike and Nahum: A Poem in Two Voices is a long, narrative poem based loosely on the lives of the poet's maternal grandparents, Russian Jewish immigrants to Montreal in the early part of the twentieth century. Her grandmother arrived in Canada as a child; her grandfather was already a young man in his early twenties upon his arrival in this country. The poem is inspired by the intense courtship and sixty-year marriage of the poet's grandparents, the experiences that necessitated their departure for North America, and their difficult settlement in Montreal. The poem is told in two voices that frame, overlap, embellish, and question one another. Laike's voice and Nahum's voice are heard in counterpoint across a poem that probes the hold of culture, tradition, and gender expectations on women and men in the rapidly changing society of Montreal during the twentieth century. Panofsky's work charts the emotional and physical trials of impoverished immigrants who were deeply affected by the Great Depression and the Second World War and who struggled to establish themselves in Canada. This volume unveils the sacrifices and victories of a Jewish, working-class couple that experienced firsthand the lash of racism and the balm of community.

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Ruth Panofsky has published widely in the field of book history and print culture in Canada. Her first volume of poems, Lifeline, appeared in 2001. Her second volume of poetry, Laike and Nahum: A Poem in Two Voices, was published by Inanna in 2007. She is also the author of several scholarly books, most recently The Force of Vocation: ...
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Title:Laike and Nahum: A Poem in Two VoicesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:106 pages, 6 × 7.5 × 1 inPublished:April 30, 2007Publisher:Inanna PublicationsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0978223314

ISBN - 13:9780978223311

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