Search Results: "S.Y. Agnon"


BOOK REVIEW

A BOOK THAT WAS LOST by S.Y. Agnon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1995

"Important work, carefully and attractively presented, from the 1966 Nobel-winner."
Twenty-five stories by the late giant of modern Hebrew literature. Read full book review >

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ONLY YESTERDAY by S.Y. Agnon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2000

"One of the finest novels of this century."
Never before available in English, a masterpiece of the picaresque by the Nobel laureate who is arguably the greatest novelist in modern Hebrew. Read full book review >

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TO THIS DAY by S.Y. Agnon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2008

"In Halkin's beautifully fluid translation (he has also supplied a perceptive introduction), we see Agnon's piquant illustration of a disorientation that feels quite contemporary."
The last of Agnon's six novels to be translated from Hebrew into English, this 1951 work describes the travails of a young Jew in Berlin during the Great War. Agnon (1888-1970) won the Nobel in 1966. Read full book review >

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ADJUSTING SIGHTS by Haim Sabato
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2003

A young student's experience of combat and subsequent questioning of the principles by which he lives. Read full book review >

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THE SILENCE OF HEAVEN by Amos Oz
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2000

"A highly intelligent book, but one destined for Oz completeists and Agnon scholars."
Four essays on Nobel laureate S.Y. Agnon by the Israeli novelist Oz (The Story Begins, 1999, etc.), who may well be his greatest living heir. Read full book review >