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German Love

Daniel Cohen-Sagi
In the summer of 1970, Nella abandons her husband and son and travels to Munich in search of a lost dream. Although she was saved by leaving Europe on the eve of World War II, she can no longer stand her drab life in Tel Aviv, and over the years, she has often escaped by imagining herself talking to the young man she loved as a girl in Prague, by reciting German poetry in the grocery store, taking daily baths, or corresponding with her aunt Ethel, who raises geese in a Czech village. After her flight from that life to Munich, Nella starts again as a successful businesswoman and becomes the partner of a professor of German literature. But she is not happy.
A few years later, Dudo, Nella’s son, who grew up in the shadow of his mother’s moods, arrives in Munich too, and falls passionately in love with Beate, a young German woman. His infatuation creates a chain of tragic events which Shaul, their Israeli son, will try to rectify years later.
Through the story of three characters from the same family who move between Germany and Israel, love and hate, sanity and hallucination, Cohen-Sagi’s novel bares the relationship between Germans and Jews after the war, continuing into the present. The conflicted relationships between the three protagonists—from three different generations— reflect the tension between the two peoples, with the effort to heal expressed through flight into fantasy and imagination. Thus the novel raises the penetrating question: Is normal life possible after the trauma of war?

Uncovers very complex and exciting psychological material. A riveting novel... Very sophisticated and thought provoking.
Goethe Institute

There is a valuable reward in store for readers.
Israel Hayom

Title German Love
Author’s Last Name Cohen-Sagi
Author's First Name Daniel
Genre novel
Publisher (Hebrew) Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 2013
No. Pages 237 pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Ahava Germanit
Representation Not Represented by ITHL
"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)".
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.
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!

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!
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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