Friday 29 January 2016


YOYSEF-YOSI GAMZU (b. February 14, 1938)
            He was born in Paris, and in 1939 moved with his family to Israel.  He graduated from the Herzliya High School in Tel Aviv and studied at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.  He was a Hebrew poet, author of more books in Hebrew.  In Yiddish he wrote one book: Lender fun dorsht, gezamlte lider (Lands of thirst, collected poetry), trans. Lawrence Gretsky (Tel Aviv, Yisroel bukh, 1978), 91 pp.

Sources: Getzel Kressel, Leksikon hasifrut haivrit (Handbook of Hebrew literature) (Merḥavya, 1967), vol. 2; Dovid Volpe, A vort in zayn tsayt, eseyen kritik (A word in its time, essays and criticism) (Johannesburg, 1984), pp. 100-4.

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 163.

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