Pinchas Sadeh

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Pinchas Sadeh
Born Pinchas Feldman
1929
Lemberg, Poland
Died January 30, 1994
(64 years old)
Jerusalem, Israel
Occupation Novelist and poet
Nationality Israeli
Notable awards

Pinchas Sadeh, also Pinhas Sadeh, (Hebrew: פנחס שדה‎‎, born in Lemberg, Poland 1929, died January 30, 1994, in Jerusalem, Israel) was a Polish-born Israeli novelist and poet.[1][2][3][4]

Biography[edit]

Pinhas Feldman (later Sadeh) was born in Galicia (then part of Poland).[1] His family immigrated to Mandatory Palestine in 1934, settling in Tel Aviv.[1] He lived and studied in Kibbutz Sarid. Later, he studied in England.[5] Sadeh worked as a shepherd at Kvutzat Kinneret. There he met Yael Sacks, whom he married in 1956 but the union lasted only three months. In 1962-1969, he was married to Yehudit.[6] He began publishing his work in 1945.[7]

Sadeh died in Jerusalem at the age of 64.[1][8]

Literary career[edit]

Sadeh's literary output consisted of six collections of verse, two novels, a novella, four books of essays, a children`s book and a collection of Hassidic folktales. Sadeh's work addressed elementary existential issues. He spoke of his writing as "theological" and a "moral act." [9] His first poem translated into English, "Proverbs of the Virgins," appeared in Commentary magazine in August 1950.[10] His collections of poetry included Burden of Dumah.[1] His novels included One Man's Condition and Death of Avimelech.[1] He also wrote an autobiographical account of his early life (up to age 27), Life as a Parable. Life as a Parable became his most celebrated work. According to one literary critic, it "expressed a 'yearning for religiosity' in a country that sanctified secularism."[7]

Sade also wrote comic books, which he signed with a pseudonym.[11] He was the author of most of the comics published in Haaretz Shelanu, a children's magazine, using the name "Yariv Amazya." Many of his comics were science-fiction based.[12]

Awards and recognition[edit]

Memorial plaque for Pinchas Sadeh

Sadeh won the 1990 Bialik Prize for Literature, jointly with T. Carmi and Natan Yonatan.[13]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Pinchas Sadeh; Novelist, 64". The New York Times. January 30, 1994. Retrieved July 29, 2011. 
  2. ^ Jeff Green (March 5, 1993). "Reading From Right To Left". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved July 29, 2011. 
  3. ^ Rochelle Furstenberg (March 26, 1992). "His Father's Son". The Jerusalem Report. Retrieved July 29, 2011. 
  4. ^ Literary review. 1982. Retrieved July 29, 2011. 
  5. ^ Hebrew book review. Institute for the Translation of Hebrew Literature. 1965. Retrieved July 29, 2011. 
  6. ^ The life and loves of writer Pinhas Sadeh
  7. ^ a b The life and loves of Writer Pinhas Sadeh
  8. ^ "Israeli poet, novelist dies". Times Daily. January 30, 1994. Retrieved July 29, 2011. 
  9. ^ Institute for the Translation of Hebrew Literature: Pinchas Sade
  10. ^ Out of Israel: The Odyssey of Pinhas Sadeh
  11. ^ Moori, Uri Moori, Jerusalem Post
  12. ^ Hebrew Comics: A History
  13. ^ Fred Skolnik, Michael Berenbaum (2007). Encyclopaedia Judaica: Ra-Sam. Retrieved July 29, 2011. 

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