Dorothee Metlitzki

American writer and scholar

1914   -   2001

educated at: University of London, Yale University
occupation: medievalist, academic

Dorothee Metlitzki (or Devora Metlitsky; July 27, 1914 – April 14, 2001) was a German-born, later American, author and professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley and, for most of her career, at Yale University. She was a specialist in medieval English literature and history, Arabic literature and language and of the author Herman Melville. In addition she was a Zionist who played an important role in the foundation of the modern State of Israel.
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