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Avraham Shlonsky Biography and Poems

Avraham Shlonsky Biography and Poems. This is biographical information on Avraham Shlonsky, one of the best poets of all time. This biography page also provides a link to poems written by Shlonsky, as well as, a video biography...if available.

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Avraham Shlonsky (March 6, 1900 – May 18, 1973; Hebrew: ; Russian: ) was a significant and dynamic Israeli poet and editor born in Russian Empire. He was influential in the development of modern Hebrew and its literature in Israel through his many acclaimed translations of literary classics, particularly from Russian, as well as his own original Hebrew children's classics. Known for his humor, Avraham Shlonsky earned the nickname "Lashonsky" from the wisecrackers of his generation (lashon means "tongue", i.e. "language") for his unusually clever and astute innovations in the newly evolving Hebrew language.. Israeli poet and editor

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