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SHNEUR, ZALMAN (1887-1959).

Hebrew and Yiddish poet and novelist. Born in Russia, Shneur began to write when he was barely 14 years old. His creative talents were quick to develop, and as a youth of 20 he was already recognized as one of the most original and powerful poets in modern Jewish literature. His poetry appealed to the younger generation in its rebellion against convention. His novels, describing Jewish life in Eastern Europe, rank with the classic works of Mendele Mocher Sefarim and Sholom Aleichem in artistic achievement. His novel Noah Pandre appeared in an English translation in 1936.

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