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Mordechai Geldman

Mordechai Geldman was born in Germany in 1946 but has lived in Tel Aviv since the age of three. He began publishing poetry in 1966. Geldman has a BA in general literature and an MA in clinical psychology; he works as a psychotherapist. He is also an artist and photographer, as well as a curator of Israeli art. Geldman is the author of several volumes of poetry as well as of psychoanalytic literary theory; he also writes articles and art criticism for the Israeli press. Geldman has received the Chomsky Prize for Poetry (1983), the Prime Minister's Prize (1996), the Brenner Prize (1998), the Amichai Prize for Poetry (2005) and the Bialik Prize (2010).



At Your Side

Years I walked at your side
barefoot naked and bare
like our prophet Isaiah
and I will put on no garments
until you see me
until you recognize someone
one person
at least
and so get to know yourself as well
no need for you to come
to a Jerusalem submerged
in the depths of the ocean
I’d be content if you reached into your heart
the heart within your heart
I’d be content with innocence lost
with a white lamb
grazing in the brilliant green
of budding wheat 
 
                                            Trans. Tsipi Keller

Mordechai Geldman

Books Published in Hebrew

POETRY
Sea Time, Land Time, Schocken, 1970 [Zman Ha-Yam U-Zman Ha-Yabasha]
Bird, Siman Kriah/ University Publishing Projects, 1975 [Tzipor]
Window, Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 1980 [Chalon]
66-83, Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 1983 [66-83]
Milano, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1988 [Milano]
Eye, Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Siman Kriah, 1993 [Ayin]
The Book of Ask, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1997 [Sefer Shʹal]
Time [poem & 9 etchings by Moshe Gershuni], Harel Printers & Pubs, 1997 [Zman: (Mitoch Sefer Ha-Meditatzyot)]
Mourning Songs [poem & silk screen printings by Pesach Slabosky], Harel Printers & Pubs, 2000 [Shirei Ha-Evel]
Oh My Dear Wall, Keshev, 2000 [Oh Kiri Yakiri]
The Heartʹs Poem, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2004 [Shir Ha-Lev]
Tamirʹs Poems [under pseudonym Daniel Kassif], Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2007 [Shirei Tamir]
Years I Walked at Your Side: Selected Poems (poetry) , Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Bialik Institute, Vol. I: 2010; Vol. II: 2011 [Halachti Shanim Le-Tzidcha]
Becoming One, Keshev, 2013 [Torat Ha-Yichud]
Nightline, Keshev, 2015 [Kav Layla]
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FICTION
Neighbours and Other Perverts (stories), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2014 [Shchenim Ve-Sotim Acherim]
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NON-FICTION
Dark Mirror, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1995 [Marʹa Afela: Masot U-Maʹamarim]
Psychoanalytic Literary Criticism, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1998 [Sifrut U-Psichoanaliza: Skira Bikortit]
Eats Fire, Drinks Fire: Psychoanalytic Perspectives: On E.A. Poe, U.Z. Grinberg & Shakespeare, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2002 [Ochel Esh, Shoteh Esh]
The True Self and the Self of Truth: Psychoanalytic and Other Perspectives, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2006 [Ha-Atzmi Ha-Amiti Ve-Atzmi-Ha-Emet: Heibetim Psychoanalitiyim Va-Acherim]
In the Silver Mirror: Bianca Eshel Gershuni : Selected Works, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2007 [Va-Yehi Be-Marʹat Ha-Kesef]

Books in Translation

Becoming One
Portuguese: Cascais, Douda Correria, 2015
NEWS

Professional program of literary translation 2018 September 3rd - November 11th - CITL of Arles (France) November 22 - 27 - Tel Aviv (Israel) Deadline for filing applications with the CITL: Wednesday, June 6, 2018. Details in the link below
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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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