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Israeli Culture of the 60s, 70s and 80s

Lot Number 7

David Avidan and Gabriel Moked – Short Handwritten Poem and 2 Issues of “Zofar”

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Lot Number 7

David Avidan and Gabriel Moked – Short Handwritten Poem and 2 Issues of “Zofar”

1. A short, early, four-line poem by David Avidan, sent to Gabriel Moked (when the latter was still named Gabriel Munwes), on a New Year's greeting card (1952) of "The Peace Committee In Israel." Handwritten poem, punctuated. On the back, Avidan added a greeting: "To my friend (the year "Zarkor"!), David, PS, forgive the delay."
22X7 cm. Good condition. Worn, filing holes and tears, with no loss.
2-3. Two Issues of "Zofar, Bitaon HaTalmid," (titled "Kol Zofar" in the second issue), 1950-1951, featuring Avidan's first published writings, including, perhaps, a poem published under a pseudonym. The first issue features an article titled "Hollwood's Defense of Slavery," criticizing the US film industry after watching a Hollywood film. The second issue features a story by Avidan "Ktatta Shel Rechov" (A Stret Fight). A poem titled "VeHaShemesh Nachon…" is credited to "Azriel Morag," with the name David Avidan handwritten above it. This might be Avidan's first published poem.
Only three issues of Zofar were ever published.
David Avidan was born in 1934, and was 16 in 1950. Zofar, co-edited by Avidan's good friend Gabriel Moked, hoped to become a national, independent paper for high-school students. Other editors included future professor Shlomo Avineri and the poet Israel Pinkas.
Avidan's first poetry book, "Lipless Faucets" was published in 1954 (see item 9)_x000B_24X17 cm. Very good condition. Library stamp on one issue.

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