The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Born in Vitebsk, Russia, a graduate of Leningrad State University, Professor Serman (1913--2010) of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem served in the Soviet Army during World War II. In 1949 he was arrested on the charge of “anti-Soviet agitation” and spent five years in a labor camp in Kolyma. In 1956--1976 he was a senior research associate in Pushkinskii Dom (The Institute of Literature of the Academy of Science of the USSR) in Leningrad; in 1965--1975 he taught in the philology department of Leningrad University. In 1979 he emigrated to Israel. He is the author of Poeticheskii stil’ Lomonosova [The Style of Lomonosov’s Poetry (1965)], Derzhavin (1967), Russkii klassitsizm [Russian Classicism (1973)]; his books Konstantin Batiushkov (1974) and Mikhail Lomonosov: Life and Poetry (1988) were published in English translation by Twayne Publishers in New York and The Centre of Slavic and Russian studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, respectively.
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