One of Yishuv’s most prominent literary figures, Brenner, born in Russia in 1881, works to bring the center of Jewish literature from Europe to Palestine. Working as a writer, laborer and teacher in the Yishuv, Brenner’s famous works include the novels “Breakdown and Bereavement,” “Min Hametzar” and “Around the Point.” An early pioneer of the Hebrew language, Brenner likewise works to infuse Arabic, Yiddish, and Aramaic into his writing.