Born on 24 August 1917 in
New York, America.
He graduated from the Sholem
Aleichem Folks Institute, and in 1940 was an aspirant to
YIVO (Yiddish Scientific Institute), and from 1938 until
1940 directed with the Workmen's Circle alumni clubs.
1937 -- Bachelor of Arts
from New York City College, 1939, there, Master of
Science in Education, 1951 received a doctorate in
English and American Literature in New York University
From 1942 until 1946 he
served in the American army. L. in the Spring of 1946
was a teacher of English literature in the city
university in Salt Lake City (Utah), and in September
1946 was appointed to the faculty of Queens College in
New York, where he was a professor of English and
director of Stories.
In 1959 L. taught at Queens
College in the English Department, a course in English
translation from Yiddish literature, and he has directed
since then an intermediate course. In 1966, at the same
time, he was appointed as a guest professor of Y. D.
Berg-Fond for Yiddish literature in Brandeis University,
where he gave courses in Yiddish literature in Yiddish
L. published articles
aboutYiddish and English American literature in English
and Yiddish journals.
In 1966 in the publishing
house of "Bantam Books" (New York, Toronto, London),
there was published the book "The Dybbuk and