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Gershon Shaked

Gershon Shaked Israeli literary critic

Israeli literary critic
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Intro Israeli literary critic
A.K.A. Gershom Shaked
Was Writer Critic Literary critic Professor Educator Literary theorist
From Austria Israel
Type Academia Literature Social science
Gender male
Birth 8 July 1929, Vienna, Austria
Death 28 December 2006, Jerusalem, Israel (aged 77 years)
Star sign CancerCancer
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Biography

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

Biography

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.

Academic career

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.

Awards

  • 1987: Bialik Prize for Jewish thought.
  • 1993: Israel Prize for Hebrew literature.
  • 2004: Bahat Award for Non-Fiction.

Works in English

Literary criticism

  • The New Tradition: Essays on Modern Hebrew Literature. Hebrew Union College Press/ Wayne State University Press, 2006
  • Modern Hebrew Fiction. Indiana University Press, 2000.
  • Shmuel Yosef Agnon: A Revolutionary Traditionalist. New York University Press, 1989.
  • The Shadows Within: Essays on the Modern Jewish Writers. Jewish Publication Society, 1987.

Edited anthologies

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