Bluwstein, Rachel (1890–1931)

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Bluwstein, Rachel (1890–1931)

Israeli poet. Name variations: (pseudonym) Rachel. Born 1890 in Vyatka, Russia; died 1931 in Tel Aviv, Israel.

At 19, moved to Eretz-Israel; went to France to study agriculture (1913), then to Russia where she contacted tuberculosis; returned to Eretz-Israel (1919); wrote about pioneering life in Jordan valley; works include Saphiach (1927), Mineged (1930), Nevo (1932) and Shirat Rachel (1961).

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