- (1873-1939)Russian literary historian. He was born in a village near Lanovits, Volhynia, and lived in St Petersburg, where he became head of a chemical laboratory. He published a popular science book in Yiddish, critical and literary-historical studies, and a history of Jewish literature.
Dictionary of Jewish Biography. Dan Cohn-Sherbok.
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