Monday 18 March 2019


KHASYE KUPERMAN (February 2, 1907)
            The wife of N. B. Minkov, she was born in New York.  She studied in the municipal schools and Talmud-Torah.  In 1926 she graduated from the teachers’ seminary of the Workmen’s Circle; in 1927 graduated from Hunter College; and in 1933 received her doctorate from Columbia University.  In the late 1930, she and Minkov directed courses on Yiddish literature at the New School for Social Research in New York.  She debuted in print in 1925 with poetry in Fraye arbeter shtime (Free voice of labor) in New York.  She contributed essays and poetry to: Bodn (Terrain), Kern (Nucleus), the collections 1925 and 1926, Inzikh (Introspective), and Undzer bukh (Our book), among others.  Her work appeared as well in Moyshe Shtarkman’s Hamshekh antologye (Hamshekh anthology) (New York, 1945) and Ezra Korman’s Yidishe dikhterins, antologye (Female Yiddish poets, anthology) (Chicago: L. M. Shteyn, 1928).  In book form: In yagd (In the hunt) (New York: Zun, 1929), 76 pp.  She also compiled the volume Nokhum borekh minkov (Nokhum Borekh Minkov) (New York, 1959), 348 pp.  She translated Paul Valery’s Metod fun leonard da vintshi (The method of Leonardo da Vinci [original: Introduction à la méthode de Léonard de Vinci]).

Source: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 3.
Berl Cohen

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