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Dahn Ben-Amotz

Dahn Ben-Amotz (1923-1989) was born Moshe Tehilimzeiger, in Poland, and arrived in Israel when he was very young. Ben-Amotz served in the British Army and later, during Israel's War of Independence, served in the Palmach navy unit. Ben-Amotz, writer, journalist and controversial public figure, is credited with being one of the main creators of the "sabra" (native Israeli) image.










Books Published in Hebrew
Four and Four (stories), Sifriat Poalim, 1950 [Arba'a Ve-Arba'a]
A Bag of Fibs  [with Haim Heffer] (humor), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1956; unabridged ed. Metziot, 1978; annotated & unabridged ed. Dvir, 2009 [Yalkut Ha-Kzavim]
What's New (humor), Achiasaf, 1959 [Ma Nishma]
How to Do What (humor), Amikam, 1962 [Eich La'asot Ma]
To Remember and Forget (novel), Amikam, 1968; Zmora-Bitan/ Metziot, 1980 [Lizkor Ve-Lishkoach]
The World Dictionary of Hebrew Slang: vol. 1 [with Netiva Ben-Yehuda], A. Levin-Epstein, 1972; Zmora-Bitan, 1982 [Milon Olami Le-Ivrit Meduberet]
Don't Give a Damn (novel), Bitan, 1973 [Lo Sam Zayin]
Reflection in Time (humor), Bitan, 1974 [Kri'a Tama: Sifrutek]
A Lovely War (novel), Bitan, 1974 [Yofi Shel Milchama] 
Catch as Much as You Can (suspense), Metziot, 1975; 1982 [Tfos Kama She-Ata Yachol: (Seret Metach Meforash); Mischak Yeladim]
Screwing Isn't Everything (novel), Metziot, 1979 [Ziyunim Ze Lo Ha-Kol]
Little Old Tel Aviv [with Haim Heffer] (Cabaret), Zmora-Bitan-Modan/ Metziot, 1980 [Tel-Aviv Ha-Ktana: Chizayon] 
Sequel to: Screwing Isn't Everything (novel), Zmora-Bitan-Modan/ Metzuot, 1981 [Ziyunyunei Ha-Derech]
Stories Here, Stories There (stories), Zmora-Bitan-Modan/ Metziot, 1982 [Sipurim Po Sipurim Sham]
More How to Do What (humor), Zmora-Bitan/ Metziot, 1982 [Od Eich La'asot Ma]
The World Dictionary of Hebrew Slang: vol. 2 [with Netiva Ben-Yehuda], Zmora-Bitan, 1982 [Milon Achul-Nanyuki Le-Ivrit Meduberet] 
Abu Nimer's Stories, Zmora-Bitan/ Metziot, 1982 [Sipurei Abu-Nimer]
Your Money (humor), Metziot, 1983 [Ha-Kesef Shelcha]
A Dictionary & Reader of 19th Century Hebrew, Metziot, 1985 [Klil Tif'eret Ha-Melitza]
What's New (humor), Zmora-Bitan/ Metziot, 1989 [Ma Nishma: (Shnot Ha-Chamishim, Shnot Ha-Shishim)]

Books in Translation
To Remember and Forget
English: Tel Aviv, Metziut, 1979; Philadelphia, Jewish Publication Society of America, 1973
German: Darmstadt, J. Melzer, 1970; Munich, Deutscher Taschenbuch, 1974; Gerlingen, Bleicher, 1999

Books Published in Hebrew

Books in Translation

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