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Dan Pagis

Dan Pagis (1930-1986) was born in Bukovina, Romania. During World War II, he was interned in a concentration camp for several years. He arrived in pre-state Israel in 1946 and became a teacher on a kibbutz. He received his PhD from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem where he later became professor of medieval Hebrew literature. A renowned poet, Dan Pagis's publications include eight books of poetry, four studies of medieval poetry and one book for children. He also published a critical edition of David Vogel's collected verse and collections of medieval poetry.
Dan Pagis

Books Published in Hebrew

The Shadow Dial, Sifriat Poalim, 1959 [Shaon Ha-Hol]
Late Leisure, Sifriat Poalim, 1964 [Sheut Meuheret]
Transformation, Massada/Hebrew Writers Association, 1970 [Gilgul]
Brain, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1975 [Moah]
Double Exposure, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1982 [Milim Nirdafot]
Twelve Faces, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1984 [Shneim Asar Panim]
Last Poems, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1987 [Shirim Aharonim]
Collected Poems and "Father" [prose passages], Hakibbutz Hameuchad/ Bialik Institute, 1991 [Kol Ha-Shirim; "Aba" (Pirkei Proza)]
The Egg that Disguised Itself (children-picture bk) , Am Oved, 1973; 26th repr., 1994; board bk: 2012 [Ha-Beitza She-Hitchapsa]
The Poems of Levi Ibn Al-Tabban, Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, 1968 [Shirei Levi Ibn Alatabban]
Secular Poetry and Poetic Theory: Moses Ibn-Ezra and his Contemporaries, Bialik Institute, 1970 [Shirat Ha-Hol Ve-Torat Ha-Shir Le-Moshe Eben Ezra U-Vnei Doro]
Change and Tradition in Secular Poetry: Spain and Italy, Keter, 1976
The Scarlet Thread - Hebrew Love Poems from Spain, Italy, Turkey and the Yemen (ed. Dan Pagis), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1979 [Ke-Hut Ha-Shani]
A Secret Sealed, Magnes- Hebrew University, 1986 [Al Sod Hatum]
Poetry Aptly Explained - Studies and Essays on Medieval Hebrew Poetry , The Magnes Press, Hebrew University, 1993 [Ha-Shir Davur Al Ofanav]
Out of Line: Essays on Modern Hebrew Poetry, Keshev, The Zionist Confederation House, 2003 [Mi-Chutz La-Shura: Masot U-Reshimot Al Ha-Shira Ha-Ivrit Ha-Modernit]

Books in Translation

Selected Poems
English: Princeton, Quarterly Review of Literature, 1992; London, Menard Press, 1972; Philadelphia, Jewish Publication Society, 1981; San Francisco, North Point, 1989; Berkeley, Univ. of California Press, 1996
German: Straelen, Straelener Manuskripte, 1990; 2003
German: Frankfurt, Surkhamp, 1993; Aachen, Rimbaud, 2013

Spanish: Granada, Univ. de Granada, 1994
Swedish: Stockholm, Faethon, 2018

Romanian: Suceava, Musatinii, 2014 


Romanian: Petah Tikva, Cercul Cultural Petah Tikva, 1997

Father (prose)
Italian: Florence, Giuntina, 2014


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