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Wolfowski, Menahem Zalman

WOLFOWSKI, MENAHEM ZALMAN (1893–1975), Hebrew writer and translator. Born in Russia, Wolfowski served in the Russian army during World War I and immigrated to Ereẓ Israel in 1921. After working for three years in road and building construction, he turned to teaching and editing, working for the Miẓpeh and Ha-Kibbutz ha-Me'uḥad publishing houses. Wolfowski published poems, stories, criticism, and articles in various periodicals and literary anthologies in Ereẓ Israel.

His books of poetry are Sofei Shevilim (1928) and Shirim u-Fo'emot (1953). He also published the short story collections Yeled Yullad Lanu (1950) and Beit Yisrael (1963), and a series of books for young people. In 1968, a collection of his essays and memoirs appeared, Kerovim ba-Nefesh. After the death of M. *Poznanski, he completed the edition of J.Ḥ *Brenner's writings (vols. 2–3, 1960–67). Wolfowski translated more than 50 books, including works by Turgenev, Dostoevski, and Tolstoy, as well as historical works and children's books.

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

Kressel, Leksikon, 1 (1965), 695–7. ADD. BIBLIOGRAPHY: G. Shaked, Ha-Sipporet ha-Ivrit, 1 (1977), 425–29.