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Lea Goldberg
Lea Goldberg wrote this panoramic novel in the latter part of the 1930s. A few chapters appeared in magazines and newspapers, but she eventually decided not to publish the whole novel, which was found among her belongings after her death.
Elhanan Karon, a Hebrew poet from Palestine, comes to Berlin in 1932-33 to complete his research on the affinity between Jewish and Arab mysticism. But an unexpected encounter with Antonia, a young Christian German student and the loss of his finest manuscript change his plans. Both the growing relationship between the two young people and Elhanan`s search for the manuscript are inevitably influenced by the historical events of that period. His conversations with his friends - Russian immigrants, Eastern- European Jews, German scientists, and more - reveal the various cultural choices that stand before him: to preserve his Jewish identity, adopt socialism, or opt for assimilation. Ultimately, however, history chooses for him. The growing power of the Nazis slowly becomes a dominant element in the book, and the ongoing tension between the original motherland and the adopted one, familiar to readers of Goldberg`s poetry, takes center stage.


There is beauty in Losses. The novel is like amber that has trapped the air and atmosphere of another era.

Never before has Goldberg touched so explicitly on politics, Jewish identity, religion and sexuality.
Yedioth Ahronoth

Losses shows how much the creation and loss of ideological identity preoccupied Goldberg... Exquisite depictions of Berlin in the 1930s.
Time Out

Goldberg Losses
Title Losses
Author’s Last Name Goldberg
Author's First Name Lea
Language(s) Hebrew, German
Genre novel
Publisher (Hebrew) Sifriat Poalim
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 2010
No. Pages 380 pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Avedot ("Mukdash Le-Antonia")
Representation Represented by ITHL


German: Wuppertal/ Vienna, Arco, 2015
Congratulations to Zeruya Shalev and Shifra Horn for receiving the 2017 Adei Wizo Prize.

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Call for application: Artists in Residence Programme in Austria. Please note the deadline: September 18th, 2017.
In co-operation with KulturKontakt Austria, the Austrian Federal Chancellery makes available 50 residencies to visual artists / art photographers / composers / video and media artists / writers / literary translators and arts and cultural educators in Vienna and Salzburg for the year 2018. For more details:
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