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Micah Joseph Lebensohn

Micah Joseph Lebensohn (also known as Mikhal) (1828-1852), born in Vilnius, Lithuania, was the son of Abraham Dov Lebensohn, one of the leading Jewish intellectuals of his time and an outstanding poet. Micah Lebensohn received a thorough Hebrew education, including intensive Bible study. He was privately tutored in German, Polish, Russian and French. He began his literary endeavors by translating German poetry. At the age of seventeen, Lebensohn was severely stricken with tuberculosis and was sent to Berlin for medical treatment, where he read and studied as well. He spent the summer of 1850 at the Reinerz Spa, where his condition improved and where he wrote his best work. At the age of nineteen, he translated part of Vergil's Aeneid from German, establishing his reputation in the Vilnius literary world. He suffered a relapse the next iwnter, and returned to his father's home in Vilnius, where he died. His father published his poems in 1851 and then, posthumously, a collection of his remaining works in 1870.                                           




Books Published in Hebrew
Shirei Bat Ziyyon, Vilnius, Ram, 1851
Kinnor Bat Ziyyon, Vilnius, Ram, 1870
Adam and Mikhal's Collected Poems, Vilnius, Ram, 1895
Poems, New York, Kadimah, 1918
Poems, Translations and Letters, Berlin, Ayyanot, 1924
Poems, Kohelet, 1929
Mikhal's Poems, Dvir, 1944             
    
Books in Translation
Shirei Bat-Tsion            
German: Vilnius, (pub. unknown), 1902    



































































































































































Micah Joseph Lebensohn

Books Published in Hebrew

Books in Translation

NEWS
"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 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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