Lehitraot, Ephraim.
January 30, 2005 1:45 AM   Subscribe

Here's a google-translated page of links to his works. The list of books is pretty astonishing. Sallah Shabati looks worth a rental, too. Turns out it was the film that introduced Topol to the world. Any other pre-obit links about Kishon's life and work?
posted by mediareport at 9:33 AM on January 30, 2005

Thanks, mediareport: I was too sad to harvest for links last night. obituary @ BBC News. Mini-bio and list of translated works. This page has several online English translations of his satires. The page also has a list of prizes he has been awarded. The German translations of his work made him one of the best-selling authors in Germany for a while. He's well-known in Europe, a legend in Israel, and (unfortunately) virtually anonymous in North America, as this thread can testify.
posted by ori at 11:55 AM on January 30, 2005

He was a famous person in Germany, almost everybody knew him. He has written funny stories an had an great sense of humor. I liked to read his books.
posted by anni at 1:29 PM on January 30, 2005

I've never heard of him before, but will look up his stuff. thanks, ori.
posted by amberglow at 1:40 PM on January 30, 2005

Why must the funny ones die?
posted by TwelveTwo at 5:30 PM on January 30, 2005

Well, I'll be. I rarely use Google's translation page, so I was surprised to see that the first link I posted now goes right to the German-lanugage version. I gather Google translation links are temporary. How nice.

Do they mention that anywhere on the site, I wonder?
posted by mediareport at 6:07 PM on January 30, 2005

He is new to me but I will search out his stuff. Thanks for bringing this up ori.
posted by arse_hat at 6:53 PM on January 30, 2005

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