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Magic City

Yehoshua Bar-Yosef
Covering the demise of a dynasty over three generations, this epic novel is set in turn-of-the-century Safed, the Galilean town of Kabbalah and Hassidism. The surge towards nationalism and industrialization, and the disintegration of Safed's traditional religious society are faithfully depicted. "Bar-Yosef is the only Hebrew author who has given expression.... to the internal conflicts of society," wrote literary scholar Gershon Shaked. "The tension of society in decline, of the breakdown of religious faith, is beautifully portrayed."

Partial English translation available (for publishers only)
Yehosh Bar-Yosef Magic City
Title Magic City
Author’s Last Name Bar-Yosef
Author's First Name Yehoshua
Genre novel
Publisher (Hebrew) Twersky
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 3 vols.: 1948-1951
Publisher 2 (Hebrew) Amichai
Year of Publication 2 (Hebrew) 2 vols.: 1958
Publisher 3 (Hebrew) Hakibbutz Hameuchad
Year of Publication 3 (Hebrew) 1979
No. Pages 732 pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Ir Ksuma
Representation Represented by ITHL


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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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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,
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