A German Island in Israel: Lea Goldberg and Tuvia Rübner’s Republic of Letters

As part of the series “Mifgashim” (Intersections), “Daat Hamakom” Center invites the public for the book launch of the book

Perhaps Only Migrating Birds Know

(Hebrew, ed. Giddon Ticotsky, Sifriat Poalim, 2016)

Participants:

Rafi Tsirkin-Sadan (Chair)

Lina Barouch

Anat Weisman

Tamar S. Hess

Respondent: Giddon Ticotsky

The event will take place, Monday, 27/2/2017 at 18:30 

Reception at 18:00

Room 2001, Rabin Building, The Hebrew University in Mount Scopus.

This event will focus on the intellectual relationship between two leading Hebrew-European poets, as revealed in their recently discovered extensive correspondence, published in the book Perhaps Only Migrating Birds Know (Hebrew, ed. Giddon Ticotsky, Sifriat Poalim, 2016). Beyond the significant biographical revelations offered by their letters, their correspondence (mainly during the years 1949–1969) sheds light on the complexities of the two poets’ position as European artists in nascent Israeli culture.

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Perhaps only migrating birds know—

suspended as they are between earth and sky—

this heartache of two homelands.

(Lea Goldberg, trans. Rachel Tzvia Back)

 

 

Photo by: Tuvia Rivner

Cover design: Tamir Lahav-Radelmeser

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