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Uri Nissan Gnessin

Uri Nissan Gnessin (1879-1913) was born in Starodub, the Ukraine, the son of a rabbi. He studied at his father's yeshiva. Self-educated in secular subjects such as classical and modern languages and literature, he was attracted to the Enlightenment movement and was influenced by Russian literature. Gnessin began to write and edit at an early age. At age 15, together with Yosef Haim Brenner, he started publishing a literary weekly for a small number of friends and readers. At age 18, he joined the editorial staff of a Hebrew newspaper in Warsaw, where he published poems, literary criticism, stories and translations. In 1907 he moved to London, where he assisted Yosef Haim Brenner in the publication of a Hebrew periodical. He then spent several months in Palestine but was unable to adjust, and returned to Russia. He died of a heart attack in Warsaw at the age of 34.
Although Gnessin was provincial, he became a sophisticated romantic writer. Recognized as one of the fathers of modern Hebrew literature, he was among the first to introduce psychologically-oriented fiction into Hebrew literature, and his stream-of-consciousness technique has greatly influenced contemporary authors.            


Books Published in Hebrew
The Shadows of Life (stories), Warsaw: Tushiyah, 1904 [Tzilelei Ha-Chayim: Sipurim Ve-Tziyurim]
Sideways (novella), Ha-Zman [periodical], 1905; Yachdav, The Hebrew Writers Assiciation, 1977 [Hatzida]
The Meal Before the Fast (story), Sefer Ha-Shana [annual], 1906 [Seuda Mafseket]
Meanwhile (novella), London: Nisyonot, 1906 [Beintayim; Beinotayim]
The Time Before (novela), Reshafim [weekly], 1909-1910 [Be-Terem]
In the Gardens (story), Sifrut [periodical], 1910 [Ba-Ganim]
Uproar (story), Hatzfira [daily], 1912 [Ktata]
Beside (novella), Netivot [anthology], 1913; Yachdav, The Hebrew Writers Association, 1965 [Etzel]
Complete Works: First Volume: Stories, Warsaw: Levin-Epstein Printing, 1914 [Kol Kitvei U.N. Gnessin: Kerech Rishon: Sipurim]            
Gnessin's Writings, Ktuvim, 1930 [Kitvei U.N. Gnessin: Sipurim]
The Complete Works of U.N. Gnessin [3 vols], Sifriat Poalim, 1946 [Kitvei Uri Nissan Gnessin]
Collected Works [two vols.], Sifriat Poalim/ Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1982 [Uri Nissan Gnessin: Kol Ktavav]
Beside and Other Stories (novellas & stories), Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Sifriat Poalim, 2011 [Etzel Ve-Sipurim Acherim]

Books in Translation
Sideways            
English: In: Eight Great Hebrew Short Novels, New York, Nal, 1983
Spanish: In: Ocho Obras Maestras de la Narrativa Hebrea, Barcelona, Riopiedras, 1989
           
Beside
French: Paris, Intertextes, 1989; Paris: Noel Blandin, 1991 Yiddish: Warsaw, Vilner Farlag, 1925
           
The Othello Case            
Yiddish: Berlin, Klal Farlag, 1922            

Beside and Other Stories            
English: New Milford, USA/London, Toby Press, 2005  










































































































































































































































Uri Nissan Gnessin

Books Published in Hebrew

Books in Translation

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"An original, extraordinary book" The Brenner prize committee
Congratulations to Noga Albalach, winner of the 2018 Brenner prize for her book "The Old Man (Farewell)".
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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 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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