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H. Leivick

American writer and Yiddish poet

1888   -   1962

country of citizenship: Russian Empire, United States of America
language of expression: Yiddish
occupation: writer, poet, paper hanger

H. Leivick (pen name of Leivick Halpern, December 25, 1888 – December 23, 1962) was a Yiddish language writer, known for his 1921 "dramatic poem in eight scenes" The Golem. He also wrote many highly political, realistic plays, including "Shop." He adopted the pen name of Leivick to avoid being confused with Moyshe-Leyb Halpern, another prominent Yiddish poet.
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The Golem

play written by H. Leivick

author: H. Leivick

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