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General Studies

  • Beissel, Henry, and Joy Bennett, eds. Raging Like a Fire: A Celebration of Irving Layton. Montreal: Véhicule Press, 1993.
  • Bruni, Valerio. Danza sulla fune: Studio sulla poesia di Irving Layton. Abano Terme, Italy: Piovan, 1990.
  • Francis, Wynne. Irving Layton and His Works. Toronto: ECW Press, 1984.
  • Mandel, Eli. Irving Layton. Toronto: Forum House, 1969.
  • Mandel, Eli. The Poetry of Irving Layton. Toronto: Coles, 1981.
  • Mayne, Seymour, ed. Irving Layton: The Poet and His Critics. Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1978.
  • Osterlund, Steven. Fumigator: An Outsider's View of Irving Layton. Cleveland, Ohio: Rumple Studios, 1975.
  • Rizzardi, Alfredo, ed. Italian Critics on Irving Layton: A Symposium. Abano Terme, Italy: Piovan, 1988.

Academic essays

  • Abraham, Michael Q. "Neurotic Affiliations: Klein, Layton, Cohen, and the Properties of Influence." Canadian Poetry 38 (Spring/Summer 1996): 88-129.
  • Baker, Howard. "Jewish Themes in the Works of Irving Layton." Essays on Canadian Writing 10 (Spring 1978): 43-54.
  • Billard, Jean Antonin. "Israël Pincus Lazarovitch alias Irving Layton." Meta 45.1 (March 2000): 140-54.
  • Bruni, Valerio. "La redenzione nel sole: L'elemento costruttivo nell'opera di Irving Layton." Lo specchio magico: studi sulla poesia canadese. Ed. Alfredo Rizzardi. Abano Terme, Italy: Piovan, 1986. 106-32.
  • Butovsky, Mervin. "Irving Layton: The Invention of the Self." Renewing Our Days: Montreal Jews in the Twentieth Century. Eds. Ira Robinson and Mervin Butovsky. Montreal: Véhicule Press, 1995.
  • Cena, Adele. "Il ruolo del poeta in Irving Layton." Canada: Testi e contesti. Ed. Alfredo Rizzardi. Abano Terme, Italy: Piovan, 1983. 261-77.
  • Clever, Glenn. "Layton on Layton." CV/2 4.4 (Spring 1980): 18-19.
  • Doyle, Mike. "The Occasions of Irving Layton." Canadian Literature 54 (Autumn 1972): 70-83.
  • Dudek, Louis. "Layton Now and Then--Our Critical Assumptions." Queen's Quarterly 63 (Summer 1956): 291-93. Reprinted in Irving Layton: The Poet and His Critics. Ed. Seymour Mayne. 49-51.
  • Francis, Wynne. "'The Birth of Tragedy': A Nietzschean Reading." Waves 3.3 (Spring 1975): 5-8.
  • Francis, Wynne. "The Farting Jesus: Layton and the Heroic Vitalists." CV/2 3.3 (January 1978): 46-51.
  • Francis, Wynne. "Irving Layton." Canadian Writers and Their Works. Eds. Robert Lecker, Jack David, and Ellen Quigley. Toronto: ECW Press, 1985. 5: 141-234.
  • Francis, Wynne. "Irving Layton." The Journal of Commonwealth Literature 3 (July 1967): 34-48.
  • Francis, Wynne. "Layton and Nietzsche." Canadian Literature 67 (Winter 1976): 39-52. Reprinted in Irving Layton: The Poet and His Critics. Ed. Seymour Mayne. 272-86.
  • Francis, Wynne. "Layton's Red Carpet: A Reading of 'For Mao Tse-Tung: A Meditation on Flies and Kings.'" Inscape 12.1 (Spring 1975): 50-56.
  • Goldsworthy, Frederick. "The Rampant 'I': Irving Layton Reassessed." World Literature Written in English 25 (Spring 1985): 137-44.
  • Hunt, Peter. "Irving Layton, Pseudo-Prophet: A Reappraisal." Canadian Poetry 1 (Fall/Winter 1977): 1-26.
  • Kertes, Joseph. "'Brief Are the Days of Beauty': The Wisdom of Irving Layton's 'The Gucci Bag.'" Canadian Literature 105 (Summer 1985): 32-42.
  • Lewis, Joanne. "Irving's Women: A Feminist Critique of the Love Poems of Irving Layton." Studies in Canadian Literature 13.2 (1988): 142-56.
  • O'Rourke, David. "The Lion in Winters: Irving Layton at York." Canadian Literature 87 (Winter 1980): 52-65.
  • Pomeroy, Graham. "Latent Layton: A Male Chauvinist." Canadian Review 1.2 (April 1974): 3-5.
  • Powe, Bruce W. "Ragin Bull: The Poetry, Politics and Polemics of Irving Layton." A Climate Charged. Oakville, Ontario: Mosaic Press, 1984. 95-116.
  • Rizzardi, Alfredo. "Il canto d'amore di Irving Layton." Le poesie d'amore. Ed. Alfredo Rizzardi. Abano Terme, Italy: Piovan, 1983. 5-11. Reprinted in Italian Critics on Irving Layton. Ed. Alfredo Rizzardi. 19-29.
  • Smith, A. J. M. "The Recent Poetry of Irving Layton: A Major Voice." Queen's Quarterly 62 (Winter 1955-56): 587-91. Reprinted in Irving Layton: The Poet and His Critics. Ed. Seymour Mayne. 43-48.
  • Smith, Patricia Keeney. "Irving Layton and the Theme of Death." Canadian Literature 48 (Spring 1971): 6-15. Reprinted in Irving Layton: The Poet and His Critics. Ed. Seymour Mayne. 189-98.
  • Smith, Rowland. "Nor Are the Winged Insects Better Off: Nature, Imagery, and Reflection in Archibald Lampman and Irving Layton." World Literature Today 73.2 (Spring 1999): 283-88.
  • Solecki, Sam. "D. H. Lawrence, Irving Layton, and Al Purdy: In the Canadian Grain." Essays on Canadian Writing 49 (Summer 1993): 93-110.
  • Solway, David. "Framing Layton." Matrix 38 (Fall 1992): 44-51. Reprinted in Random Walks: Essays in Elective Criticism. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1997. 86-103.
  • Starnino, Carmine. "Ecstasy Like an Irritant in the Blood." Books in Canada 28.6 (September 1999): 23-26.
  • Stevens, Peter. "The Fiery Eye: The Poetry of Irving Layton." The Ontario Review 4 (Spring/Summer 1976): 51-58.
  • Sutherland, John. "Three New Poets." First Statement 1.12 (1943): 1-4.
  • Thomas, Clara. "Irving Layton." Our Nature--Our Voices: A Guidebook to English-Canadian Literature. Toronto: New Press, 1972. 1: 134-37.
  • Thompson, Lee Briscoe, and Deborah Black. "The Dance of a Pot-Bellied Poet: Explorations into 'A Tall Man Executes a Jig.'" Concerning Poetry 12.2 (Fall 1979): 33-43.
  • Trehearne, Brian. "Image and Ego: Layton's Lyric Progress." The Montreal Forties: Modernist Poetry in Transition. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1999. 174-235.
  • Trehearne, Brian. "'Scanned and Scorned': Freedom and Fame in Layton." Inside the Poem: Essays and Poems in Honour of Donald Stephens. Ed. W. H. New. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1992. 139-50.
  • Van Wilt, Kurt. "Layton, Nietzsche and Overcoming." Essays on Canadian Writing 10 (Spring 1978): 19-42.
  • Waterston, Elizabeth. "Irving Layton: Apocalypse in Montreal." Canadian Literature 48 (Spring 1971): 16-24.
  • Wiens, Erwin. "From Apocalypse to Black Mountain: The Contexts of Layton's Early Criticism." Canadian Poetry 16 (Spring/Summer 1985): 1-20.
  • Wilson, Milton. "Notebook on Layton." The Tamarack Review 61 (November 1973): 56-73. Reprinted in Irving Layton: The Poet and His Critics. Ed. Seymour Mayne. 221-36.
  • Woodcock, George. "A Grab at Proteus: Notes on Irving Layton." Canadian Literature 28 (Summer 1966): 5-21. Reprinted in Irving Layton: The Poet and His Critics. Ed. Seymour Mayne. 156-73.

Dissertations

  • Adams, Richard. "The Poetic Theories of Irving Layton: A Study in Polarities." M.A. thesis. University of New Brunswick, 1971.
  • Adams, Richard Gordon. "Irving Layton: The Early Poetry, 1931-1945." Ph.D. dissertation. University of New Brunswick, 1983.
  • Edelstein, George. "Irving Layton: A Study of the Poet in Revolt." M.A. thesis. Université de Montréal, 1962.
  • Ferrari, Jean Dominique. "The Prophet and the Cokebottle: A Study of Irving Layton's Poetic Vision of Common Life." M.A. thesis. University of Manitoba, 1973.
  • Goodwin, Daniel. "The 'I/Eye' of Irving Layton: The Poetic, Masculine and Prophetic Ways of Seeing." M.A. thesis. Concordia University, 1996.
  • Guertin, Suzanne. "Irving Layton: de L'Anglais au Français." M.A. thesis. Université de Montréal, 1974.
  • Hoadley, Jocelyn M. "Fire Imagery in the Poetry of Irving Layton." M.A. thesis. Concordia University, 1975.
  • Ierfino-Adornato, Maria. "The Poetry of Irving Layton: A Scatological Dimension." M.A. thesis. Concordia University, 1984.
  • Kriepans-McGrath, Veneranda. "Love and Loathing: The Role of Woman in Irving Layton's Vision." M.A. thesis. Concordia University, 1981.
  • Lemm, Richard Dennis. "Polished Lens and Improved Binoculars: Moral Vision in the Poetry of A. M. Klein and Irving Layton." Ph.D. dissertation. Dalhousie University, 1986.
  • Lyons, Roberta. "Jewish Poets from Montreal: Concepts of History in the Poetry of A. M. Klein, Irving Layton, and Leonard Cohen." M.A. thesis. Carleton University, 1966.
  • Mayne, Seymour. "A Study of the Poetry of Irving Layton." Ph.D. dissertation. University of British Columbia, 1972.
  • Pacey, John David Michael. "An Unexpected Alliance: The Layton-Pacey Correspondence." Ph.D. dissertation. University of British Columbia, 1994.
  • Reed, Sabrina Lee. "The Place of American Poets in the Development of Irving Layton, Louis Dudek and Raymond Souster." Ph.D. dissertation. University of Toronto, 1988.
  • Reif, Eric Anthony. "Irving Layton: The Role of the Poet." M.A. thesis. University of Toronto, 1966.
  • Rowe, Margaret Lillian. "Art and Life: A Study of the Poetry of Irving Layton." M.A. thesis. Dalhousie University, 1972.
  • Smith, Patricia Joan Keeney. "The Theme of Death in Irving Layton's Poetry." M.A. thesis. Sir George Williams University, 1970.
  • Soloway, Jason Adam. "Negotiating a Hyphenated Identity: Three Jewish-Canadian Writers (A. M. Klein, Irving Layton, Mordecai Richler)." M.A. thesis. University of Western Ontario, 1999.
  • Wiens, E. "The Literary Criticism of Irving Layton." Ph.D. dissertation. University of Ottawa, 1983.

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