Book That Was Lost Thirty-Five Stories

ISBN-10: 1592642543
ISBN-13: 9781592642540
Edition: 2008
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List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Toby Press LLC, The
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 300
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

"Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1966, S.Y. Agnon is considered the towering genius of modern Hebrew literature for his hard-edged modernism and soft-hued imagery. With this collection of stories, reissued in paperback and expanded to include 11 more Agnon classics, the English-speaking audience has, at long last, access to the rich and brilliantly multifaceted fictional world of one of the great writers of this century. These stories span the lifetime of a quintessential wandering Jew-born in Buczacz, Poland, living in Germany, and finally settling in Jerusalem - and they bring to life the full gamut of the modern Jewish experience in fiction."--BOOK JACKET.

Shmuel Yosef Agnon was born Shmuel Yosef Halevi Czaczkes in 1888 in Galicia, Austria-Hungary (now Poland). He received training in Yiddish, Hebrew and the Talmud from his father, and was introduced to German literature by his mother. When he was fifteen, his first poems, written in Yiddish and Hebrew, were published in the newspaper. He took his pen name, later his legal name, S.Y. Agnon, from the title of his first story Agunot, published in 1909. He lived and worked in Palestine from 1907 until his death in 1970, except for an eleven year stay in Germany. He was buried on the Mount of Olives. Agnon was a prolific novelist and short-story writer. After his move to Jerusalem from Germany, Agnon began writing about the decline of Jewry in Galicia. His first major publication was a two-volume novel, Hakhnasat Kalah (The Bridal Canopy), 1932, which recreates the golden age of Hassidism. Ore'ah Nata' Lalun (A Guest for the Night), 1939, is an apocalyptic novel depicting the ruin of Galicia after World War I. 'Tmol Shilshom (Only Yesterday), published in 1946, is considered his greatest novel, portraying the early pioneer immigrants to Palestine. A great many of his later books are set in his adopted Palestine and deal with the replacement of early Jewish settlements after World War II. Agnon received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1966, boosting interest in his work outside of Israel. About 85 of Agnon's works have been translated into at least 18 languages. Agnon was made an honorary citizen of Jerusalem in 1962. His portrait appears on the Israeli Fifty New Sheqalim banknote. Other works include Sefer Hamaasim (The Book of Deeds ), published in 1932, Pat Shlema (A Whole Loaf ), from 1933, Shevuat Emunim (Two Tales), 1943, and Kol Sipurav Shel Sh. Y. Agnon ( The Collected Works in 11 volumes), 1931-62.

The Signature Story
Agunot
Tales of Childhood
The Kerchief
Two Pairs
The Artist in the Land of Israel
Hill of Sand
Knots Upon Knots
A Book That Was Lost
On One Stone
The Sense of Smell
From Lodging to Lodging
The Ancestral World
The Tale of The Scribe
That Tzaddik's Etrog
Fable of The Goat
Paths of Righteousness, or the Vinegar Maker
The Lady and the Peddler
Tears
Buczacz: The Epic Life of One Town
Buczacz
The Tale of the Menorah
Pisces
Stories of Germany
The Doctor's Divorce
On the Road
Between Two Towns
The Search for Meaning
To the Doctor
A Whole Loaf
At the Outset of the Day
The Sign
Additional Stories
To Father's House
The Document
Friendship
Metamorphosis
The Face and the Image
The Orchestra
The Letter
Fernheim
The Night
First Kiss
Notes
Notes on Additional Stories
Glossary
Bibliographic Note

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