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S. Y. Agnon

S. Y. Agnon

TO THIS DAY—the slimmest of Agnon’s novels–was published in Hebrew in 1951 and is only now appearing in English. We present here the first seven...

A Certain Jewish peddler was traveling with his stock from town to town and village to village. One day he found himself in a wooded...

The tale is told of an old man who groaned from his heart. The doctors were sent for, and they advised him to drink goat's...

Friday Afternoon; Sabbath eve. Father was out of town on business and had left me alone, like a kind of watchman, to take care of...

Two stories by S. Y. Agnon appeared in our October 1960 number. “Forevermore” was translated by Joel Blocker and will soon appear in a collection...

S. Y. Agnon is generally considered to be the foremost living writer of Hebrew prose. In addition to his numerous novels and short stories, he...

These sayings and legends pertaining to the High Holidays are taken from a large and representative collection to be published this month by Schocken Books...