Tel Aviv : Am Oved. 1965. Item #24427
12mo. 342 pages. In Hebrew. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Univ of Manitoba) . SERIES: Sifriyat "Dvir La`am. " Hazaz (1898-1973) was a Russian Hebrew writer. As a young man, he worked for the newspaper Ha-Am during the Russian Revolution, and escapes pogroms of 1920 by fleeing to the Crimean Mountains before moving to the recently-dismembered Ottoman lands and then to Western Europe. In 1931, he moved to Jerusalem. Hazaz had first been published in 1918, while still in Russia; his early stories were well received. In both his early writing and that done later in Germany and Israel, he conveys the anxiety felt by Jews during the early 20th century, between the Diaspora and the establishment of the state of Israel. For his contributions to Hebrew literature, Hazaz was awarded the Israel Prize twice, first in 1953 and again in 1971. After his death, the Hebrew Literary Center's building in Jerusalem was named after him. (EJ, 2007) Shalom Spiegel's copy with his bookplate. Has dust jacket. Very good condition. (HebLit-4-25).