Tel Aviv : Davar. 1949. Item #24536

(FT) 8vo. 314 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S) : Poetry, Hebrew. OCLC lists 21 copies worldwide. Meltzer (1909-2000) was "[born] in Tluste (eastern Galicia; present-day Tolstoye) , [and he] immigrated to Palestine in 1933, after having taught in Horodenka, Galicia. For a time he taught secondary school in Tel Aviv, but from 1937 he engaged in editorial work; first in the daily Davar, and later in the Am Oved publishing house and in the children's magazine Davar li-Yladim. From 1959 he was on the editorial staff of the Zionist Library publications of the Jewish Agency. His first poems were published in Ba-Derekh, the magazine of the teachers' seminary in Lvov where he studied. After his arrival in Erez Israel his poetry appeared mainly in Davar, but also in various literary journals. Meltzer attempted to capture the folk flavor of Eastern European Jewry by using hasidic tales and motifs in his ballads. [He] translated extensively from Polish-Jewish writers, especially from Yiddish writers, dramatists, and poets. " (EJ, 2007) Has worn dust jacket. Gift inscription, top corner bumped, good+ condition. (HebLit-5-30).

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