Henry Kreisel (1439 words)

  • Eugen Banauch (Universitat Wien)

Canadian writer and literary critic Henry Kreisel belongs to the group of Jewish immigrants to Canada in the Second World War who entered as so-called “enemy aliens”, sent via the United Kingdom in 1941. In spite of having learned English only in his teens, he became the writer of two highly acclaimed novels and a collection of short stories in English, and was one of the first writers to bring representations of immigrant experience to the Canadian literary landscape. Apart from his career as a creative writer, Kreisel was professor of English at the University of Alberta and became a literary critic of high renown. In 1988, Henry Kreisel was made an officer of the Order of Canada – the highest award of the country – and in …

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Banauch, Eugen. "Henry Kreisel". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 09 October 2006
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