Thursday 2 November 2017


DAN MIRON (b. November 13, 1934)
            He was born in Tel Aviv.  He is a Hebrew literary critic and researcher.  He graduated from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.  He began with poetry, later switching to literary critical essays and studies.  Among other items, he published Mendele Moykher-Sforim’s Limdu hetev (Learn to do well), with a preface, annotations, and appendices (New York: YIVO, 1969), viii + 75 + 125 + vii pp.  Miron longer studies of Yiddish literature have appeared in Yivo-bleter (Pages from YIVO) in New York and Di goldene keyt (The golden chain) in Tel Aviv.  In Yiddish he published Der imazh fun shtetl, dray literarishe shtudyes (The image of the shtetl, three literary studies) (Tel Aviv: Perets Publ., 1981), 286 pp.[1]

Source: Getzel Kressel, Leksikon hasifrut haivrit (Handbook of Hebrew literature) (Merḥavya, 1967), vol. 1.

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), cols. 375.

[1] Translator’s note: In English, his major work is A Traveler Disguised: The Rise of Modern Yiddish Fiction in the Nineteenth Century (New York: Schocken, 1973; Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1996), 347 pp. (JAF)

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