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Kulbak, Moyshe (1896–1937) By Rozenfeld, Anna

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM2077-1
Published: 18/04/2019
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Moyshe Kulbak was a leading Yiddish modernist poet, novelist, and playwright. Born in Smorgon near Vilna, he received a traditional religious education. His youthful works were created in Hebrew, then he began writing in Yiddish. He made his Yiddish debut in 1916 and published his first book, Shirim [Poems], in 1920.

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Rozenfeld, Anna. "Kulbak, Moyshe (1896–1937)." The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. : Taylor and Francis, 2016. Date Accessed 20 Mar. 2023 doi:10.4324/9781135000356-REM2077-1

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