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HAIM HAZAZ ( Hebrew : חיים הזז)‎ (16 September 1898 – 24 March 1973) was an Israeli novelist.

CONTENTS

* 1 Life * 2 Early work * 3 Awards * 4 References * 5 See also

LIFE

Hazaz was born in a small village of Sidorovichi, Kiev Governorate in the Russian Empire in 1898. Like many Jewish writers from his generation in the Russian Empire, witnessing pogroms played a formative role on his work. He lived in a number of major European cities, including Kiev , Kharkiv , Moscow , Constantinople , Paris and Berlin before emigrating to the then British Mandate of Palestine in 1931. settling in Jerusalem . He was married to the poet Yocheved Bat-Miriam , they lost their only son, Nahum, in the Israeli war of independence in 1948. From 1961 until his death in 1973, Hazaz lived in the Jerusalem neighbourhood of Talbiya .

EARLY WORK

Hazaz was first published in 1918 under a pseudonym. He then published a number of short stories in Journals. Halfway through the 1920s, his stories where gaining recognition. Many of his works at that time have the Russian Revolution as a background. In 1930, he released his first novel (בישוב של יער), which focuses on a Jewish family in Ukraine around the Russo-Japanese War .

AWARDS

* In 1942 (jointly with Shaul Tchernichovsky ) and again in 1970, Hazaz was awarded the Bialik Prize for Literature. * In 1953, he was awarded the Israel Prize for literature., the inaugural year of the prize.

REFERENCES

* ^ Institute for the Translation of Hebrew Literature. Haim Hazaz * ^ A B Shorter Jewish Encyclopedia . Haim Hazaz * ^ The YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe . Hayim Hazaz * ^ "List of Bialik Prize recipients 1933–2004 (in Hebrew), Tel Aviv Municipality website" (PDF). * ^ " Israel Prize recipients in 1953 (in Hebrew)". Israel Prize Official Site. Archived from the original on 24 January 2010.

SEE ALSO

* List of Israel Prize recipients * List of Bialik Prize recipients

AUTHORITY CONTROL

* WorldCat Identities * VIAF : 102389039 * LCCN : n81094074 * ISNI : 0000 0000 7363 6158 * GND : 11863951X * SUDOC : 085541966 * BNF : cb126746921 (data) * IATH : w6zd0xd6

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