Bichovsky, Elisheva (1888–1949)

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Bichovsky, Elisheva (1888–1949)

Russian poet. Name variations: Élishéva Bichovsky; Elisaveta Ivanovna Zirkowa; (pseudonym) Elisheva. Born Elisaveta Ivanovna Zirkowa in 1888 in Russia; died 1949; dau. of the village schoolteacher and an English mother; m. Shimon Bichovsky, 1920.

Born into a Christian family but began to live in Jewish community and study Hebrew and Jewish culture (1907); immigrated with husband to Eretz Israel (1925); writings, written in Hebrew, include Kos Ketana (1926), Harouzim (1928), Mikreh Tafel (1929), Shirim (1946) and Yalkout Shirim (1970); also translated English and Hebrew poetry into Russian.

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