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HAIM HAZAZ ( Hebrew
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
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
Kiev
, Kharkiv
Kharkiv
, Moscow
Moscow
, Constantinople
Constantinople
, Paris
Paris
and Berlin
Berlin
before emigrating to the then British Mandate of Palestine in 1931. settling in Jerusalem
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
Jerusalem
neighbourhood of Talbiya
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