Foreword Reviews

Jacob Isaac Segal

A Montreal Yiddish Poet and His Milieu

2017 INDIES Finalist
Finalist, Multicultural (Adult Nonfiction)

Born in the Ukraine in 1896, and settling in Montreal in 1910, Segal became one of the first Yiddish writers in Canada. His poetry, infused with lyricism and mysticism, along with the numerous essays and articles he penned, embodied both a rich literary tradition and the modernism of his day. This admirably written, sweeping yet subtle, work will appeal to both scholars and a broader audience. The original French version was awarded the prestigious 2014 Canada Prize in the Humanities.