Agnon's first book-length work. Written in 1912 and told in the guise of a hassidic folktale masks the complex modern tension in the work. This is Agnon's great epic tragedy of a man faced with an impossible dilemma. Now available for the first time in English, translated by prof. Michael Kramer, fully annotated and with a critical introduction.
The New York Review of Books surveys The Toby Press S.Y. Agnon Library in “The Great Genius of Jewish Literature”