Wednesday 23 April 2014


YOYSEF (YOSEF) ABELSON (1915-March 1935)
Born in Libave (Liepāja), Kurland (Courland).  At age thirteen, he lost movement in both feet, which affected his life and work thereafter.  He began early to write sketches and short stories.  In Frimorgn (Morning, Riga) he published monographs on Y. Kh. Brener and M. Y. Berditshevski.  One senses in them a deep earnestness and a romantic quality which is noted in the writings of thoughtful people thereafter.  In early March 1935, he took his own life.

Source: M. Gerts, in Literarishe bleter (March 29, 1935).

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