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Esther Raab

Esther Raab (1894-1981), Israel's first "native" woman poet, was born in Petah Tikva to one of the founding families of one of the first agricultural settlements in Eretz Israel. In 1913 she joined the group that founded Kibbutz Degania. During World War I she joined a workers' commune and in 1919 she worked as a teacher and began to write poetry. For five years she lived in Cairo, where she married, and from there she traveled to Paris. In 1922 her first poems were published. Eventually Raab settled in Tel Aviv, where her home became a center for writers and painters. The author of both prose and poetry, she is among the finest literary representatives of the pioneering generation.









Books Published in Hebrew
Thistles, Hazim, 1930 [Kimshonim]
Poems, Massada, 1964 [Shirei Esther Raab]
Last Prayer, Am Oved, 1972 [Tefilah Aharonah]
A Destroyed Garden (prose & poetry), Tarmil, 1983 [Gan She-Harav]
Collected Poems, Zmora Bitan, 1988 [Col Ha-Shirim]

Books in Translation
Selected Poems
English: Bnei Brak, Ehud Ben-Ezer/ITHL, 1996 



















































































































































































































           
Esther Raab

Books Published in Hebrew

Books in Translation

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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)".
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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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