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Aharon Avraham Kabak

Abraham Aharon Kabak (1883-1944), was born in Vilnius, Lithuania, the son of a rabbi versed in Russian literature who translated Lermontov's poems into Hebrew. Kabak received a traditional Jewish education. At 13 he left home and began to travel, studying and teaching on his way. He lived in Turkey, where he taught and wrote for several Hebrew and Yiddish publications. For three years he lived and taught in Tel Aviv, and spent time in Germany and France before studying in Switzerland at the Universities of Geneva and Lausanne. He finally settled in Palestine in 1921. A teacher at the Jerusalem Rehaviah High School, Kabak played a central role in the literary, educational and civic life of the city.

Books Published in Hebrew
By Herself (novel), Warsaw, Tushia, 1905 [Levadah]
On the Tower (novel), Warsaw, Sifrut, 1910 [Me'al Ha-Migdal]
The Trailblazer (novella), Odessa, Moriah, 1910 [Ha-Maf'il]
Stories, Warsaw, Tushia, 1911 [Sipurim]
Daniel Shafranov (novel), Warsaw, Sifrut, 1912 [Daniel Shafranov]
Victory (novel), Warsaw, Stybel, 1923 [Nitzahon]
Shelomo Molho (trilogy), London, Ha'olam, 1929 [Shelomo Molho]
When the Kingdom Collapses (play), Zutot, 1929 [Be-Himot Mamlachah]
Between the Sea and the Desert (novel), 1933 [Ben Yam U-Ben Midbar]
The Narrow Path (novel), Dvir, 1937 [Ba-Mish'ol Ha-Tzar]
The Empty Space (novel), Am Oved, 1943 [Be-Halal Rek]
History of One Family (trilogy), Am Oved, 1943-45 [Toldot Mishpahah Ahat]
In the Shadow of the Gallows (novel), Am Oved, 1944 [Be-Tzel Etz Ha-Tliyah]
Story Without Heroes (novel), Am Oved, 1945 [Sipur Bli Giborim]
Books in Translation

The Narrow Path
Dutch: The Hague, Boekencentrum, 1972
English: Tel Aviv, Massada/Institute for the Translation of Hebrew Literature, 1968
French: Paris, Ed. du Cerf, 1996
Romanian: Bucharest, Bicurim, 1946

Shlomo Molho
English: Tel Aviv, Massada/Institute for the Translation of Hebrew Literature, 1973

Aharon Avraham Kabak

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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