Saturday 7 November 2015


M[OYSHE] DUBILET (1897-September 19, 1941)
            He was a Soviet Yiddish critic, literary researcher, and pedagogue, one of the younger, post-October group.  He was born in Dmitrovke (Dmytrivka), Ukraine.  He was publishing from the early 1930s in such journals as: Shtern (Star) in Kharkov, Shtern in Minsk, Emes (Truth) in Moscow, and Farmest (Challenge) and Sovetishe literatur (Soviet literature) in Kiev.  From his literary research, his most important work includes: “Yisroel aksnfeld” (Israel Aksenfeld), Shtern (Minsk) (April 1938); “Grunt-shtrikhn fun sholem aleykhems realizm” (The basic features of Sholem-Aleykhem’s realism); “Vi azoy hot sholem aleykhem gearbet” (How Sholem-Aleykhem worked), Sovetishe literatur (January 1939, June 1939).  He authored: Kritishe artiklen (Critical articles) (Kiev: Ukrainian state publishers for national minorities, 1939), 144 pp.  He also did a “text preparation, commentary, and bibliography” for Sh. Etinger’s Geklibene verk (Collected works) (Kiev, 1935).  He was a member of the Office for Yiddish Culture at the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences.  He died at the front during WWII.

Sources: Eynikeyt (Moscow) (July 15, 1942; November 16, 1946).

[Additional information from: Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 191.]

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