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Bien, H M

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(1831-1895) German-born rabbi and author, in the US from an early age; his book of poems, Oriental Legends and Other Poems (coll 1883), contains some fantasy content. Of sf interest is Ben-Beor: A Story of the Anti-Messiah. In Two Divisions (1891; vt Ben-Beor: A Historical Story. In Two Divisions 1892), the first division of which involves a journey to the Moon by Elijah in a fiery chariot, the second of which engages with a version of the Wandering Jew legend. He committed suicide in 1895. [JC]

Herman Milton Bien

born Naumburg, Saxony [now Germany]: 26 April 1831

died Birmingham, Alabama: 22 April 1895



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