WorldCat Identities

Semel, Nava

Overview
Works: 89 works in 195 publications in 6 languages and 1,442 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Exhibition catalogs  Alternative histories (Fiction)  History  Personal narratives  Biography  Poetry  Domestic fiction  Drama 
Roles: Author, Librettist
Classifications: PZ7.S4657, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Nava Semel
Becoming Gershona by Nava Semel( Book )

14 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living in Tel-Aviv in 1958, twelve-year-old Gershona experiences first love, learns a family secret, and crosses the line between childhood and adulthood
Flying lessons by Nava Semel( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in Hebrew and English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living in a village in Israel where her father grows oranges, a motherless girl befriends a sensitive shoemaker from Djerba from whom she hopes to learn how to fly
Isra Isle : a novel by Nava Semel( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in Hebrew and English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Equal parts detective novel, historical fantasia, and alternate history, Isra Isle offers a compelling exploration of modern Jewish identity
Gottfried Helnwein : face it by Gottfried Helnwein( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in German and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

And the rat laughed by Nava Semel( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the last day of 1999, a survivor grandmother in Tel Aviv shares with her granddaughter her tragic life story as a child hidden in a pit, with only a rat for company. The granddaughter tells the legend of ''Girl and Rat'' to her teacher; in 2009 those who heard it through her classmates establish an internet website with poems. From now on this memory is spread all over the world and becomes a myth. A future anthropologist, researching its mysterious roots in 2099, discovers Father Stanislaw's personal journal documenting his rescue of that little Jewish girl, and so the chain of remembearers moves from the present to the future and back to the past
Tseḥok shel ʻakhbarosh by Nava Semel( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in Hebrew and German and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1999 bemüht sich eine israelische Schülerin, Hausaufgaben zu machen. Sie soll ihre Grossmutter über deren Kriegserlebnisse in Polen befragen und darüber einen Aufsatz schreiben. Die Grossmutter nimmt Zuflucht zu einer Legende: Die Ratte wünschte sich vom Schöpfer die Gabe des Lachens. Er gab nach, unter einer Bedingung: Wenn die Ratte eines Tages unter der Erde ein anderes Wesen lachen hört, dann wird auch sie lachen können. Hundert Jahre später versucht eine Anthropologin, den Ursprung des Mythos vom Mädchen mit der Ratte zu ergründen. Dieser Mythos, der in vielerlei Formen überliefert ist, z.B. in Internet-Gedichten oder Comics , lässt die Forscherin nicht los. Schritt für Schritt deckt sie seine Entstehung auf: Im zweiten Weltkrieg versteckten polnische Bauern gegen Geld ein jüdisches Mädchen. Sie sperrten es in ein Erdloch, wo sein einziger Gefährte eine Ratte war, mit der es sich anfreundete.-
L'esclusa by Nava Semel( Book )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in Italian and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rali masaʻ maṭarah by Nava Semel( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in Hebrew and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ishah ʻal ha-neyar by Nava Semel( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in Hebrew and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rosh-ʻaḳum : meʼet maḥberet tseḥok shel ʻakhbarosh by Nava Semel( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in Hebrew and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A nurse reads a story to a comatose patient, of a boy living with his adoptive mother and grandmother in 1940s Italy
Kovaʻ zekhukhit : ḳovets sipurim shel ha-dor ha-sheni by Nava Semel( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in Hebrew and Undetermined and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lezioni di volo by Nava Semel( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in Italian and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Braut meines Bruders : Roman by Nava Semel( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in German and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1935 in Palästina: Usik und sein Hund Johnny Weissmuller erleben viele verrückte Dinge. Ab 13
Daṿḳa Tsiyoni by Yitsḥaḳ Artsi( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in Romanian and Hebrew and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ḥatunah Osṭralit by Nava Semel( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in Hebrew and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paper bride by Nava Semel( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seen through the eyes of an illiterate twelve-year-old boy, Nava Semel's moving, at times lyrical fiction explores life in the Palestine of the 1930s - a world where a young Jew is prepared to undertake multiple marriages to threatened East European women for patriotic reasons alone; where a boy's closest friends are a dog named after his hero Johnny Weissmuller (the screen Tarzan of blessed memory), his brother's first wife, and the girl next door. Semel weaves a rich evocation of love and pain and promises, written with eloquent humanity and verve
Insight : Micha Bar-Am's Israel by Micha Bar-Am( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Micha Bar-Am's photographs show the everyday life of an Israel in a state of emergency and the longing for freedom. Alongside 200 illustrations, this monograph collects essays by internationally renowned artists and cultural fugures. Exhibition: Willy-Brandt-Haus, Berlin / Open Museum of Photography, Tel-Hai, Israel
Shire herayon ṿe-ledah by Nava Semel( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in Hebrew and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mizmor la-Tanakh = Hymn to the Bible by Nava Semel( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in Hebrew and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nouvelles d'Israël( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ces récits d'Israël vous emmènent à la découverte de ses traditions et de sa cultureUne petite fille apprend à nager avec grand-mère Reisel, dans le périmètre réservé aux croyances orthodoxes. Plus loin, Félix Silvane agent d'assurances, émerge d'un coma profond et réalise qu'il n'a jamais contracté d'assurance pour lui-même. Dans une maison de retraite, une vieille femme serre un oignon dans sa main pour le repas du shabbat alors qu'elle regarde ses enfants s'éloigner ... Enfin, dans la bande de Gaza, Jacob Benhamoun, l'Israëlien, et Hani Elajrani, le Palestinien, shootent dans des canettes
 
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And the rat laughed
Alternative Names
Nava Semel

Nava Semel dichteres uit Israël

Nava Semel Israeli writer

Nava Semel israelische Autorin

Semel, Nava 1954-

Semel, Naṿah

Semel, Navah 1954-

Semel, Nâwā 1954-

Semel Naʾwah 1954-....

Semelová, Nava

נאוה סמל

סמל, נאוה

סמל נאוה 1954-....

סמל, נואה.

Languages
Hebrew (35)

German (21)

English (16)

Italian (6)

French (4)

Romanian (2)

Covers
Insight : Micha Bar-Am's Israel