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Shimon Halkin

Simon Halkin (1898-1987), poet, novelist, scholar and educator, was born in Russia and emigrated to New York with his family in 1914. He earned degrees from the Hebrew Union College and Columbia University and went on to teach Hebrew Literature and Language. Between 1932 and 1939, he taught English in Tel Aviv and then returned to America and became professor of Hebrew Literature at the Jewish Institute of Religion in New York. He returned to Israel in 1949 and was appointed Head of the Department of Hebrew Literature at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He published books of poetry, two novels, short stories and major works of criticism. He translated works by Shakespeare, Shelley and Whitman into Hebrew. Halkin lived in Jerusalem until his death.            

Books Published in Hebrew            
On Santa Barbara Beach (poetry), Hedim, 1928 [Al Chof Santa Barbara: Poema Lirit]
Yehiel Hahagri (novel), Berlin: Stybel, 1928; Tel Aviv: Stybel, 1936; M. Neumann, 1957 [Yehiel Ha-Hagri]
In Six Days and Seven Nights (poetry), Hedim, 1929 [Be-Yamim Shisha ve-Leilot Shiv'a: Sonetot]  
Baruch Ben Neriah (poetry), Shem, 1934 [Baruch Ben Neriah: Poema]
Temporary and Permanent (essays), New York: Ohel, 1942 [Aray Ve-Keva: Iyunim Ba-Sifrut]
To the Point of Crisis (novel), Am Oved, 1945; 1968 [Ad Mashber: Sefer Rishon: Choref 1929]            
On the Island (poetry), Bialik Institute, 1946 [Al Ha-Ee]
Jews and Judaism in America (essay), Schocken, 1946 [Yehudim Ve-Yahadut Be-Amerika]
Introduction to Hebrew Prose (non-fiction), Mif'al Ha-Shichpul, Hebrew University, 1954; 1958 [Mavo La-Siporet Ha-Ivrit: Reshimot Lefi Hartza'otav Shel Prof. S. Halkin]
Crossing The Jabbok (poetry), Am Oved, 1965 [Ma'avar Yabbok]
Ways and Byways in Literature [3 vols.], Academon, 1969 [Drachim Ve-Tzidei Drachim Ba-Sifrut]  
Adrift (stories), Bialik Institute, 1972 [Nechar]            
Collected Poems (poetry), Bialik Institute, 1977 [Shirim: 1917-1973]
Conventions and Crises in Hebrew Literature (essays), Bialik Institute, 1980 [Muskamot U-Mashberim Be-Sifrutenu: Yod-Bet Sichot Al Ha-Sifrut Ha-Ivrit Ha-Chadasha]
Meyby (poetry), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1982 [Ulay: Mivchar Shirim 1929-1979]
Trends and Forms in Modern Hebrew Literature: Book 1: Chapters in the Literature of Haskalah and Hibat-Zion (non-fiction), Bialik Institute, 1984 [Zramim Ve-Tzurot Ba-Sifrut Ha-Ivrit Ha-Chadasha: Sefer Rishon: Prakim Be-Sifrut Ha-Haskala Ve-Chibat-Zion]
Walt Whitman: The Poet's Life and Work (essay), Sifriat Poalim, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1984 [Walt Whitman: Chayei Ha-Meshorer Vi-Yetzirato]
Issues ans Side-Issues in Literature (essays), Yachdav, The Hebrew Writers Association, 1984 [Dvarim Ve-Tzidei Dvarim Ba-Sifrut]
Unconditional Zionism (essays), Zionist Library/ World Zionist Organization, 1985 [Zionut She-Lo-Al-Tnay: Masot U-Reshimot]

Books Published in English
Hebrew Literature in Palestine (non-fiction), New York: American Fund for Palestinian Institutions, 1945?
Modern Hebrew Literature: Trends and Values (non-fiction), New York: Schocken Books, 1950; new ed. 1970              

Books in Translation
Modern Hebrew Literature: Trends and Values
French: Paris, Presses Universitaires de France, 1958
Spanish: Mexico City, Fondo de Cultura Economica, 1968             

Shimon Halkin

Books Published in Hebrew

Books in Translation

"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)".
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.
Call for applications English speakers: Stay culture in Paris (deadline: June 12th, 2018)
Details in the attached link
Congratulations to Sami Berdugo and Shoham Smith, recipients of the 2018 Bialik Prize, one of the most prestigious literary prizes in Israel!

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!
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, and Gadi Goldberg,
Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is one of the 100 notable books of 2017 of the "New York Times".

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