Gershon Shaked

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Gershon Shaked (Hebrew: גרשון שקד‎‎) (1929–2006) was an Israeli scholar and critic of Hebrew literature.


Born Gerhard Mandel in Vienna, Austria, he immigrated to Mandate Palestine alone in 1939, and was later followed by his parents. He attended Gymnasia Herzliya in Tel Aviv. He hebraicized his surname to "Shaked"(almond). He was married to Malka, and had two daughters.[1]

Academic career[edit]

In 1950, Shaked studied at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he earned a doctorate in Hebrew literature in 1964 and later chaired the Department of Hebrew Literature. In addition to his many publications in Hebrew, he also wrote more than thirty books of criticism in other languages.[2]


Works in English[edit]

Literary criticism[edit]

Edited anthologies[edit]

  • 8 Great Hebrew Short Novels. Toby Press, 2005
  • Six Israeli Novellas, David R. Godine, 2002

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Lev-Ari, Shiri. "Israel Prize winner literary critic Gershon Shaked dies, aged 77." Haaretz. December 29, 2006. Par. 1-3 [1].
  2. ^ [2]
  3. ^ "List of Bialik Prize recipients 1933-2004 (in Hebrew), Tel Aviv Municipality website" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-12-17. 
  4. ^ "Israel Prize Official Site - Recipients in 1993 (in Hebrew)". Archived from the original on 2014-10-12. 
  5. ^ Lev-Ari, Par. 4 [3].

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