Thursday 4 December 2014


ZUSMAN BUNIN (BUNYAN) (b. June 13, 1890)
     Born in Mena, Chernigov (Chernihiv) region, he studied until age twelve in religious elementary school.  He became a musician and later a carpenter.  He emigrated to the United States in 1911.  He first published in Kundes (Prankster) in 1915—two poems.  He published in Mayrev (West), Baym pasifik (By the Pacific), Literarishe heftn (Literary notebooks), and in Lider-zamlung (Song collection) of the musician, Yankev Vaynshtok.  Books: Gezang fun mayne teg (Songs of my life) (Los Angeles, 1950), 159 pp.; Fun friling biz harbst (From spring until autumn) (Tel Aviv: Hamenorah, 1965), 299 pp.  He was also the director of the local Jewish middle school.

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 73.

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