Wednesday 9 August 2017



            He was a literary critic, born in Proskurov (now, Khmel'nyts'kyy), Ukraine. He graduated from the Moscow Juridical Institute and the Gorky Institute of Literature. He worked as a jurist and published two books and a number of articles in Russian on scholarly legal issues and economic themes, while at the same time taking up literary research pieces. He began writing literary critical articles in the 1960s for the journal Sovetish heymland (Soviet homeland) with compelling work on Yiddish and Hebrew writers, both new work by contemporary Soviet and foreign writers and the classical tradition—as well as actual issues in the life of literature. In Yiddish: Shrayber un verk (Writers and work) (Moscow: Sovetski pisatel, 1985), 63 pp., a supplement to Sovetish heymland, no. 4.

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), cols. 366-67; and Chaim Beider, Leksikon fun yidishe shrayber in ratn-farband (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers in the Soviet Union), ed. Boris Sandler and Gennady Estraikh (New York: Congress for Jewish Culture, Inc., 2011), p. 228.

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