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Yitzhak Lamdan

Yitzhak Lamdan (1899-1954) was born in Mlinov, the Ukraine, and received both a traditional Jewish and a secular education. During World War I he was cut off from his parents and wandered through southern Russia with his brother, who was later killed in a pogrom. Lamdan embraced the communist cause and volunteered for the Red Army at the outbreak of the Russian Revolution. In 1918 he left the army and returned to Mlinov, where he taught Hebrew and published his first poem in Hashiloah. In 1920 he immigrated to Eretz Israel and spent his first years in the country paving roads and working on farms. His poetry, inspired by those experiences, was published in various literary journals and aroused great interest. From 1934 on, he devoted himself exclusively to literary work, publishing and editing his own literary monthly, Gilyonot. Lamdan was a member of the central committee of the Hebrew Writers' Association for many years.            

Books Published in Hebrew
Massada (poetry), Hedim, 1927 [Metzada]            
In the Threefold Harness (poetry), Berlin-Stybel, 1930 [Ba-Ritmah Ha-Meshuleshet]
From the Book of Days (poetry), Gilyonot, 1940 [Mi-Sefer Hayamim]            
Two Camps, Gilyonot, 1944 [Mahanayim]            
On Scorpions' Ascent (poetry), Bialik Institute, 1945 [Ma'aleh Akravim]
A Treasure of Chances (children), M. Newman, 1950 [Otzar Shel Mazalot]
Collected Poems of Yitzhak Lamdan, Bialik Institute, 1973 [Kol Shirei Yitzhak Lamdan]
Selected Letters of Yitzhak Lamdan, New York/ Tel Aviv: Israel Matz Foundation, Genazim, The Hebrew Writers Association, 1998 [Igrot Yitzhak Lamdan]
Yitzhak Lamdan's Diary, Bar-Ilan University, 2015 [Yoman Yitzhak Lamdan: 1914-1924]


Yizhak Lamdan

Books Published in Hebrew

Books in Translation

Our new Spring 2019 catalogue of new books is up.
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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)".
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)
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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!

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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