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Pinhas Sadeh

Pinhas Sadeh (1929-1994) was born in Lvov, Poland, and immigrated to pre-state Israel in 1934. He studied in Tel Aviv and the Jezreel Valley and then moved to Jerusalem where he worked as a night watchman and shepherd.
Sadeh began writing in 1951. He published six collections of poetry, two novels, a novella, four books of diaries and essays, a children`s book and a collection of hassidic folktales. He also translated collections of poetry and novels. With no formal education beyond primary school, Sadeh consistently approached the most elementary existential issues in his writing. Referring to his work as "theological," he remarked that his writing was "a moral act." Combining mythological, autobiographical, mystical and metaphysical elements, there were those who saw him as a teacher and prophet. His style is spare, and emphasizes his desire to avoid all linguistic excess. His novel, Life As a Parable, is possibly autobiographical. Widely acknowledged as his classic work, it spawned a cult following among young adults. Sadeh received the Bialik Prize in 1990. 

Pinhas Sadeh

Books Published in Hebrew

Vision of Dumah (poetry), Machbarot Lesifrut, 1951 [Masa Duma]
Life as a Parable (novel) , Sheshet, 1958; Schocken, 1968; extended ed. 1984; Schocken, Yedioth Ahronoth, 2010; Schocken, 2014 [Ha-Chayim Ke-Mashal]
On the Human Condition (novel), Am Oved, 1967 [Al Matzavo Shel Ha-Adam]
The Death of Avimelech (novella), Schocken, 1969 [Mot Avimelech Va-Aliyato Hashamaima Bi-Zroʹot Imo]
Book of Poems (poetry), Schocken, 1970 [Sefer Ha-Shirim]
The Story of a Doe (novellas), Tarmil, 1970 [Ha-Esev Ha-Adom Boʹer Leat, Ha-Nahar Ha-Yarok Zorem La-Ad; Ha-Sipur Al Odot Ayala]
Journey (diary & essay), Schocken, 1971 [Nesiah: Be-Tzeiruf Masa Al Metzukato Shel Ha-Adam Be-Toch Yekum Ha-Kochavim]
Journey in the Land of Israel (diary & essays), Schocken, 1974 [Nesiah Be-Eretz Israel Ve-Hirhurim Al Ahavato Hanichzevet Shel Elohim]
To Two Honorable Young Ladies (poetry), Schocken, 1977 [El Shtei Neʹarot Nichbadot]
The Diary of Writing ʹLife as a Parableʹ, Proza, 1980 [42 Rishunim Ve-Yoman-Ha-Ktiva Shel Ha-Hayim Ke-Mashal]
Jewish Folktales, Schocken, 1983 [Sefer Ha-Dimyonot Shel Ha-Yehudim: Sipurei Am]
The Book of Yellow Pears (poetry, stories), Schocken, 1985 [Sefer Ha-Agasim Ha-Tzehubim]
Seven Lectures on Bialik (essays), Dvir, Schocken, 1985 [Mivhar Shirei H.N. Bialik Im Sheva Hartzaʹot Meʹet Pinhas Sadeh]
Poems 1985-1988, Schocken, 1988 [Shirim 1985-1988]
I Sing Like a Bird (poetry), Schocken, 1993 [Ich Zing Vi A Feigale]
Collected Poems, Schocken, 2005 [Kol Shirei Pinhas Sadeh]
The Diaries of Pinhas Sadeh / Eilat Negev & Yehuda Koren (eds.), Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, 2014 [Pinhas Sadeh: Ha-Yomanim / Tachkir, Mevoʹot Va-Aricha: Eilat Negev Vi-Yehuda Koren]
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CHILDREN (SELECTED)
When I Was Young, Kiryat Sefer, 1960 [Naʹar Hayiti]
Ida, Kiryat Sefer, 1961 [Ida]
The Thief, Am Oved, 1964; extended ed. Carta, 1988 [Ha-Ganav]

Books in Translation

English: London, Blond, 1966; Jerusalem, Carta, 1989
Spanish: Granada, Granada University Press, 2004

Jewish Folktales
English: New York, Doubleday, 1989; London, Collins, 1990
German: Munich, Hanser, 1989; Frankfurt, Buchergilde Gutenberg, 1992

Selected Poems
Catalan: Barcelona, Edicions 62/Empuries, 2002
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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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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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