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Amos Kenan

Amos Kenan (1927-2009) was born in Tel Aviv. He was a member of the anti-British military underground movement but became known as a political dove soon after 1948. In the 1970s, Kenan co-founded the Israeli-Palestinian Council. A leading newspaper columnist, he wrote for the popular Yedioth Ahronoth and was also a painter, sculptor, playwright and novelist. Kenan was awarded the Brenner Prize in 1999.

Amos Kenan

Books Published in Hebrew

With Whips and Scorpions (satire), Tel Aviv, 1952 [Be-Shotim U-Be-Akravim]
At the Station (novella), Ladori, 1963 [Ba-Tahanah]
Book of Pleasures (non-fiction), Levin-Epstein, 1968; Zmora-Bitan, 2006 [Sefer Ha-Taʹanugot]
The Blue Door (novella), Schocken, 1972 [Ha-Delet Ha-Kehulah]
Shoah II (prose), A.L., 1975 [Shoah 2]
Under the Flowers (stories), Prosa, 1979 [Mitahat La-Prahim]
On Your Country, On Your Homeland (non-fiction), Edanim, 1981 [El Artzech, El Moladetech]
The Book of Satire, Keter, 1984 [Sefer Ha-Satirot]
The Road to Ein Harod (novel) , Am Oved, 1984, 2016 [Ha-Derech Le-Ein Harod]
Waheb in Suphah (novel), Keter, 1988 [Et Waheb Be-Sufah]
Tulips our Brothers (stories), Keter, 1989 [Tzivʹonim Ahinu]
Poems, Tag, 1995 [Shirim]
Block 23 (novellas) , Zmora-Bitan, 1996 [Block 23]
Rose of Jericho (essays), Zmora-Bitan, 1998 [Shoshanat Yericho]
End of Reptile Era (poetry), Zmora-Bitan, 1999 [Ketz Idan Ha-Zochalim]
The Escape to Prison (stories), Zmora-Bitan, 2003 [Ha-Bricha El Ha-Kele]
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PERFORMED PLAYS
The Lion [Paris, 1959]
The Balloon [Paris, 1959]
The Last Train [Hateiatron Hapatuach, 1969]
Maybe Itʹs An Earthquake [Tzavta, 1970]
Something Not Normal [Ohel, 1970]
Friends Talk About Jesus [Tzavta, 1972]
Still Believe in You [Cameri & Tzavta, 1974]

Books in Translation

French: Paris, Albin Michel, 1984
Arabic: Beirut, Al-Kalemah, 1987
English: London, Al Saqi, 1986; New York, Grove, 1988
German: Augsburg, Oelbaum, 1987
Spanish: Jerusalem, La Semana, 1987
Danish: Copenhagen, Tiden, 1990
Czech: Prague, Ivo Zelezny, 1993
Hungarian: Budapest, Babel, 1997

Holocaust II (early version of Block 23 [novella])
French: Paris, Flammarion, 1976

At the Station
French: Milan, G.Upiglio, 1964

Le Cheval Fini
French: Paris, Grasset, 1966

Odessa Mama (from: Tulips our Brothers )
French: Paris, RLD, 1994, 2001

Selected Poems & Stories
French: Turin, Fratelli Pozzo/Paris, G. le Prat, 1962; Grasset, 1966, Y.Riviere, 1974

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