A Book That Was Lost
The Tolby Press
The work of S.Y. Agnon, the eminent and prolific Hebrew writer and Nobel Laureate (1888–1970) has been relatively inaccessible to English-speaking audiences, though required reading in Israeli classrooms. Now, editors Anne Golomb Hoffman and Alan Mintz have compiled a masterful, userfriendly volume. They have gathered thirty-five stories, some previously unpublished, and grouped them into seven sections, along a broad geographic-biographical axis that follows Agnon’s migrations from the isolation of his native Galicia to Palestine, Berlin, Hamburg, and the final return with his family to Jerusalem. Short introductions before each section explain the individual stories’ positions in Agnon’s universe.
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