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Memorable Manitobans: Ed Kleiman (1932-2013)

Educator, author.

Born in the North End of Winnipeg on 27 February 1932, son of William and Luba Kleiman, he attended the University of Manitoba (BA 1953) and the University of Toronto (MA 1959), studying under Northrup Frye at the latter place. He worked as a teacher in England then, in 1961, became a lecturer in the English Department at the University of Manitoba, teaching until retirement in 1996. Described as “one of Canada’s best short story writers,” he wrote about three dozen stories, including the collections The Immortals (1980), A New-Found Ecstasy (1988), and The World Beaters (1998), and over a dozen works of literary criticism. He died at Winnipeg on 28 August 2013.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 7 September 2013.

We thank Frances Kasper for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 September 2013

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