S.Y. Agnon

S.Y. Agnon

S.Y. Agnon (1888–1970) was the central figure of modern Hebrew literature, and the 1966 Nobel Prize laureate for his body of writing. Born in the Galician town of Buczacz (in today’s western Ukraine), as Shmuel Yosef Czaczkes, he arrived in 1908 in Jaffa, Ottoman Palestine, where he adopted the penname Agnon and began a meteoric rise as a young writer. Between the years 1912 and 1924 he spent an extended sojourn in Germany, where he married and had two children, and came under the patronage of Shlomo Zalman Schocken and his publishing house, allowing Agnon to dedicate himself completely to his craft. After a house fire in 1924 destroyed his library and the manuscripts of unpublished writings, he returned to Jerusalem where he lived for the remainder of his life. His works deal with the conflict between traditional Jewish life and language and the modern world, and constitute a distillation of millennia of Jewish writing – from the Bible through the Rabbinic codes to Hasidic storytelling – recast into the mold of modern literature.

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Two Tales

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Two newly revised translations from the Hebrew, with new and illustrated annotations, of two novellas by...

The volume’s title story, published here in English for the first time, tells of the epic...

To This Day

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To This Day, one of Agnon’s last novels (first published in Hebrew in 1952), is also...

To This Day

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To This Day, one of Agnon’s last novels (first published in Hebrew in 1952), is also...

The fifteenth and final volume in the S.Y. Agnon Library, this volume opens with “The Outcast,”...

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A new volume of Nobel laureate S.Y. Agnon’s political satires, this volume contains: 1. A first-time...

This is Agnon's first novel-length work, considered one of the first classics of modern Hebrew literature....

Shira

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Shira is Nobel laureate S.Y. Agnon’s final, epic novel. Unfinished at the time of his death...

To a large degree, In Mr. Lublin’s Store sums up Agnon’s thematic and formal development. This...

A new English language edition and the first time Hebrew literature's only Nobel laureate has had...

This collection of S.Y. Agnon’s short stories, published in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of his...

Agnon's first book-length work. Written in 1912 and told in the guise of a hassidic folktale masks...

A small town in Jewish Galicia is the scene of a bitter-sweet romance at the beginning...

Agnon's greatest achievement is his novel A Guest for the Night, which tells of a visit...

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A City in its Fullness

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In time for the 50th anniversary of the awarding of the Nobel Prize to SY Agnon...

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Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1966, SY Agnon is the towering genius of modern...

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