David Edelstadt

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David Edelstadt
Born(1866-05-09)9 May 1866
Died17 October 1892(1892-10-17) (aged 26)

David Edelstadt (Yiddish: דוד עדעלשטאַט; May 9, 1866, Kaluga, Russia – 17 October 1892, Denver, Colorado) was a Russian-American anarchist poet in the Yiddish language.[1] Edelstadt immigrated to Cincinnati and worked as a buttonhole maker, while publishing Yiddish labor poems in Varhayt and Der Morgenshtern. He was editor of the Yiddish anarchist newspaper Fraye Arbeter Shtime in 1891 but left the post after contracting tuberculosis, moving west to seek a cure. He continued to send the newspaper his poems until his death a year later.[2]

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  1. ^ Liptzin, Sol, and Marc Miller (2007). "Edelstadt, David". Encyclopaedia Judaica. 2nd ed. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA. Retrieved via Gale Virtual Reference database. Also available online via Encyclopedia.com.
  2. ^ Citation error. See inline comment how to fix.[verification needed]

Further reading[edit]

  • Avrich, Paul (1988). "Jewish Anarchism in the United States". Anarchist Portraits. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press. pp. 176–199. ISBN 0-691-04753-7. OCLC 17727270.
  • Kritz, Ori (1997). The poetics of anarchy: David Edelshtat's revolutionary poetry. European university studies. Series XVIII, Comparative literature. Frankfurt am Main; Berlin: P. Lang. ISBN 978-0-8204-3534-3. OCLC 246613334.
  • Marmor, Kalmon (1935). "Biography of David Edelstadt". געקליבענע ווערק [Geklibene verk]. By Edelstadt, David (in Yiddish). Moscow: עמס. OCLC 19306866.

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