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Zerubavel Gilead

Zerubavel Gilead (1912-1988) was born in Besarabia. He moved to Odessa to escape World War I and in 1922 the family moved to Kibbutz Ein Harod. During Israel's War of Independence, Gilead was a culture and information officer in the elite Palmach high command. He wrote the Palmach's anthem in 1942 and was the editor of The Book of the Palmach (1953). Gilead began to publish stories in 1929 and poetry in 1931. He published articles in most newspapers and magazines in Israel and was an editor at the Hakibbutz Hameuchad Publishing House. Gilad was awarded the Kugel Prize (1961), the Aharonovich Prize (1971), the Prime Minister's Prize (1976), the Fichman Prize (1978) and the Bialik Prize (1981).

Books Published in Hebrew
Youth, Ba-Ma'ale, 1936 [Neurim: Tzror Shirim]
At the Spring, Davar, 1939 [Al Ha-Ayin]
Tunes in the Storm, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1946 [Nigunim Ba-Sa'ar]
Pines in Bloom, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1950 [Prichat Ha-Oranim]
The Green River, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1955 [Nahar Yarok]
Streaming Dust: Selected Poems, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1960 [Afar Noher: Mivchar Shirim]
The Upper Sea, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1967 [Yam Shel Ma'la]
Returning Light, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1970 [Or Chozer]
Green Songs: Selected Poems, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1971 [Zmirot Yerukot: Mivchar Shirim]
In the Valley of Shiloh, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1973 [Be-Emek Shilo]
The Thrush, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1978 [Ha-Kichly]
Coals of Juniper, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1980 [Gechalei Retamim]
The Well, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1983 [Ha-Be'er]
Light of the Mountain, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1986 [Or Ha-Har]
In he Shade of the Figtree: Selected Poems 1970-1988, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1988 [Be-Tzel Ha-Te'ena: Mivchar Shirim Tashal-Tashmach]

The Palmach (non-fiction), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1950; 1971 [Pirkei Palmach]
Conversation at the Beach (stories), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1954 [Sicha Al Ha-Chof]
An Unfinished Conversation: With Friends and Teachers
(non-fiction), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1965; 1974 [Sicha She-Lo Tama: Im Re'im U-Morim]
Roots of the River (stories), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1976 [Shorshei Ha-Nachal]
Gideon's Spring [with Dorothea Krook. Translated from the English by Shmuel Regolant] (autobiography), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1990 [Ma'ayan Gideon]

The Gilboa Sights (children), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1943 [Mar'ot Gilboa]
The Story of a Beehive and the Ruling Queen (children), Am Oved, 1946; Hkibbutz Hameuchad, 1971 [Ma'ase Be-Chaveret U-Va-Malka Ha-Gveret; Dvorat Ha-Zahav Ha-Ktana: O Ma'ase Be-Chaveret]
The Magic Spike (children), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1949 [Shibolet Pla'im]
The Small Rabbit (children-picture bk), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1957; 1982 [Ma'aseh Be-Arnav Katan]
A Drop of Dew (children), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1958 [Egel Tal]

Books in Translation
Selected Poems
English: Tel Aviv, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1983

Individual poems have been published in: Danish, French, German, Hungarian, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish.

Zerubavel Gilead

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