David Vogel - Le Sanatorium. PDF

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    eBook formatPaperback, (torrent)En
    PublisherMercure de France
    File size6 Mb
    Release date 03.10.2000
    Pages count101
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David Vogel (1891–1944) was a Russian-born Hebrew poet, novelist, and diarist. He was born in the town of Satanov in the Podolia region of the western Ukraine. A Yiddish speaker, he grew up in Vilna and Lvov, settling in Vienna in 1912. During World War I he was arrested as a Russian enemy alien. In 1929–1930 he spent time in Palestine, returning afterwards to live in Berlin.

After fleeing to Paris in 1933, he was interned in France in 1940, this time as an Austrian enemy alien. Deported in 1944, he is presumed to have died in Auschwitz. Among his works are collections of poems in free meter and several novels edited posthumously by Menachem Perry. His diaries covering the period 1912–1922 were published as The End of the Days. The novel Married Life was written between 1929 and 1939. A semi-autobiographical novel, They All Went Out to Battle, is a Kafkaesque/carnivalesque depiction of deliberate, radical self-isolation in the French concentration camp.

The only book of poems he published in his lifetime was Lifney Hasha'ar Ha'afel ("Before the Dark Gate"), in Vienna in 1923, but his poetry was influential with other Hebrew poets in the 1950s.

The critic Yael S. Feldman cites Vogel as an example in which bilingualism affected modern Hebrew poetry.

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