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David Avidan

David Avidan (1934-1995) was born in Tel Aviv. He studied literature and philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in the early 1950s and began publishing poetry at the same time. From the beginning, he aligned himself with a group of writers who introduced essential changes into modern Hebrew poetry. He was one of Israel's leading poets and a major originator of contemporary avant-garde Israeli poetry. Avidan received the Abraham Woursell Prize from the University of Vienna (1971-1976).












Books Published in Hebrew
POETRY
Lipless Faucets, Arad, 1954; ext. ed. Babel, 2001 [Brazim Arufei Sfatayim]
Personal Problems, Arad, 1957 [Be'ayot Ishiyot]
Interim, Achshav, 1960; 1985 [Sikum Beinayim]
Pressure Poems, Alef, 1962; E. Lewin-Epstein - Modan, 1973 [Shirei Lachatz]
Something for Somebody, Schocken, 1964; E. Lewin-Epstein - Modan, 1975; Sifriat Poalim, 1987; Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2005 [Mashehu Bishvil Mishehu]
Impossible Poems; LSD Trip: Personal Report, Thirtieth Century Press, 1968 [Shirim Bilti Efshariyim; Duach Ishi Al Masa L.S.D.]
External Poems, Eked, 1970 [Shirim Chitzoniyim: Rorshach Ze Tziv'ei-Mayim, Nachon?: Tasritim Tzonenim]
Practical Poems, E. Lewin-Epstein, 1973 [Shirim Shimushiyim]
My Electronic Psychiatrist: Eight Authentic Talks with a Computer, E. Levin-Epstein - Modan, 1974; Babel, 2001 [Ha-Psichiyater Ha-Elektroni Sheli: Shmone Sichot Otentiyot Im Machshev]
Poems of War and Protest, E. Lewin-Epstein - Modan, 1976; Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1987 [Shirei Milchama U-Mecha'a]
Poems of Love and Sex, E. Lewin-Epstein - Modan, 1976; Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1987 [Shirei Ahava U-Min]
Cryptograms from a Telestar, E. Lewin-Epstein - Modan, 1978 [Tishdorot Mi-Lavyan Rigul]
Axiomatic Poems, Achshav/ Massada, 1978 [Shirim Ekroniyim]
SEY: Scribbled Energy, Thirtieth Century Press, 1979 [ENM: Energiya Meshurbetet]
A Book of Possibilities: Poems and More, Keter, 1985 [Sefer Ha-Efsharuyot: Shirim Ve-Chu']
Avidanium 20: Selected Poems, Transmissions, Documents etc. 1965-1985, Keter, 1987 [Avidanyum 20: Meitav Shirim, Tishdorot, Mismachim Ve-Chu' 1965-1985]
The Last Gulf: Desert Storm Poems and Seven Background Poems, Thirtieth Century Press/ Tirosh, 1991 [Ha-Mifratz Ha-Acharon: Shirei Sufat Ha-Midbar Ve-Shiv'a Shirei-Reka]
AdaMillah, Yedioth Ahronoth/ Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2001 [AdaMillah: Mivchar Mi-Shirei David Avidan]
Collected Poems [4 vols], Hakibbutz Hameuchad, Bialik Institute, 2009-2011 [Kol Ha-Shirim]

PROSE & PLAYS
The End of the Season is the End of the World (play), D. Avidan, 1962 [Sof Ha-Ona Hu Sof Ha-Olam] 
Abstract Theatre (plays), Achshav, 1965 [David Avidan Magish Teiatron Mufshat]
Tel Aviv by Night with David Avidan (non-fiction), Tirosh, 1983 [Leylot Tel-Aviv Im David Avidan: Ha-Madrich Le-Chayei Ha-Layla]
The Rebellion in Owl Forest (non-fiction), Thirtieth Centurt Press, 1983 [Ha-Mered Be-Ya'ar Ha-Yanshufim: Al-Pi Yomano Shel Moshe Bahir 1948-1950] 
   
CHILDREN
The Exploits of Gifted Danny (children-picture bk), Y. Golan - Arelit, 1992 [Alilot Danny Mechonani]
Gifted Danny in New York (children-picture bk), Y. Golan, 1993 [Dani Mechunani Bi-New-York]
Foxes' Head (children-picture bk), Y. Golan, 1994 [Rosh La-Shu'alim] 


Books in Translation
Cryptograms from a Telestar
Russian: Tel Aviv, Lewin-Epstein-Modan, 1976
French: Tel Aviv, Hui, 1978
Arabic: Suroji, Alqarn Althalathun, 1982

What did Kurt Waldheim Expect from the Polish Pope
One poem in 9 languages: Tel Aviv, Thirtieth Century Press, 1987

Impossible Poems
Arabic: Tel Aviv, Alqarn Althalathun, 1971

Selected Poems
English: Jerusalem, Israel Museum, 1969

Futureman  

English: Los Angeles, Phoneme Media, 2017











































































David Avidan

Books Published in Hebrew

Books in Translation

NEWS
Residencies in Vienna and Salzburg
In co-operation with KulturKontakt Austria, the Austrian Federal Chancellery offers 50 residencies in Vienna and Salzburg for the year 2019. Applications can be submitted for literature, literature for children and young adults and literary translations. Please note the deadline of September 30th, 2018.
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Call for applications English speakers: Stay culture in Paris (deadline: June 12th, 2018)
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Congratulations to Sami Berdugo and Shoham Smith, recipients of the 2018 Bialik Prize, one of the most prestigious literary prizes in Israel!

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The Ministry of Culture and Sport announced the names of the winners of the Arik Einstein Veterans Artists Prize.
A prize of 50,000 NIS was given to each of the 21 artists who worked and are still working to promote Israeli culture in various fields -Music, dance, theater, plastic arts, cinema and literature. In the literature category the winners were Ronny Someck, Jacob Buchan and Shlomit Cohen-Assif. Also, Anat Masiach is among the recipient of the prize for debut literary works. Congratulations!
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The fourth German-Hebrew/Hebrew-German translation workshop November 4th to 10th, 2018 Beit Ben-Yehuda, Jerusalem
After workshops in Berlin, Jerusalem and Straelen, the workshop will return to Jerusalem this spring. This workshop will focus on the participants translations. These are unfinished translations that have not yet been published. These will be sent to all participants. The workshop is open to 10 participants and is intended for literary translators with experience and publications. Workshop facilitators: Anne Birkenhauer and Gadi Goldberg Prerequisites: At least one published translation Duration: November 4th 2018 until November 10th, 2018 Location: Beit Ben-Yehuda, 28 Ein Gedi St., 93383 Jerusalem Participation fee: Participation (Accommodation and meals) is free of charge. Travel / flight expenses will be refunded. For more details and for the documents required for submitting application: Anne Birkenhauer, birkenhauer@013.net and Gadi Goldberg, gadi.goldberg@gmail.com
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Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is one of the 100 notable books of 2017 of the "New York Times".

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