Congratulations to Professor Seymour Mayne for Winning the 2018 Canadian Jewish Literary Award

Posted on Thursday, March 28, 2019

Congratulations to Professor Seymour Mayne, winner of the 2018 Canadian Jewish Literary Award (category Yiddish), for his collection In Your Words: Translations from the Yiddish and the Hebrew  (Ronald P. Frye & Co.).  In the words of the prize committee, Professor Mayne “gives an English life” to the poems of Abraham Sutzkver, one of the great poets of the Holocaust, as well as “to the works of Yiddish poets Rachel Korn [and] Melech Ravitch,” “major figures in Montreal’s Yiddish literary and intellectual life.”  


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