Friday, 3 July 2015

SHOLEM GORDON

SHOLEM GORDON (1890-August 1963)
            He wrote literary critical works for the first Yiddish anthologies in Soviet Russia: Eygns (One’s own), Shtrom (Tide), Nayerd (New land), and Oktyaber (October).  He was accused of writing “formalistic and impressionistic criticism” (Shtrom 1 [1922]).  Further biographical information on him remains unknown.

Sources: A. Gutman, in Tsaytshrift (Minsk) 2-3 (1928); Y. Bronshteyn, in Atake (Moscow-Kharkov-Minsk) (1931), pp. 47, 48; Prolit (Karkov) (March-April 1930), p. 114; Y. Lifshits and M. Altshuler, comps., Briv fun yidishe sovetishe shraybers (Letters of Soviet Jewish writers) (Jerusalem, 1979/1980).

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