2018 GGBooks Finalist - Celebrated Montreal writer Jacob Isaac Segal (1896-1954) paved the way for a major literary movement in the North American Jewish diaspora. In tracing the poet’s literary trajectory, this book demonstrates that it reflects the history of the Jewish immigrants to North America at the beginning of the 20th century.
Worldwide/Rest of World
2017 INDIES Book of the Year Awards
Governor General’s Literary Awards
It’s quite the confluence of talent: Vivian Felsen, a professional translator, Pierre Anctil, a University of Ottawa historian and chronicler of Canadian Jewry, and the preeminent Yiddish poet J.I. Segal. (...) Felsen's translation has been hailed as a 'brilliant' and 'sensitive' rendering of Anctil's original work (...).
- Ron Csillag, The Canadian Jewish News (CJN), October 2018
Pierre Anctil: Full professor in the Department of History at the University of Ottawa where he teaches contemporary Canadian history.