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Agnon, Shmuel Yosef 1887-1970

Works: 1,002 works in 2,348 publications in 5 languages and 29,053 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Quotations  History  Commentaries  Religious fiction 
Roles: Editor, Other, Honoree
Classifications: PJ5053.A4, 892.4
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The bridal canopy by Shmuel Yosef Agnon ( Book )
13 editions published between 1937 and 2000 in English and held by 1,250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Account of the travels of a devout Jew in Galicia, in the early years of the 19th century, spiced with stories and stories within stories
In the heart of the seas; a story of a journey to the land of Israel by Shmuel Yosef Agnon ( Book )
28 editions published between 1947 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the Heart of the Seas follows Hananiah, along with many rabbis and their wives, on a spiritual journey to Palestine. The trip is a test of courage and mirrors the daily trials and experiences of modern existence, yet yields renewed faith
A guest for the night by Shmuel Yosef Agnon ( Book )
11 editions published between 1968 and 2004 in English and held by 968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Only yesterday by Shmuel Yosef Agnon ( Book )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Seduced by Zionist slogans, young Isaac Kumer imagines the Land of Israel filled with the financial, social, and erotic opportunities that were denied him, the son of an impoverished shopkeeper, in Poland. Once there, he cannot find the agricultural work he anticipated. Instead Isaac happens upon house-painting jobs as he moves from secular, Zionist Jaffa, where the ideological fervor and sexual freedom are alien to him, to ultra-orthodox, anti-Zionist Jerusalem. While some of his Zionist friends turn capitalist, becoming successful merchants, his own life remains adrift and impoverished in a land torn between idealism and practicality, a place that is at once homeland and diaspora. Eventually he marries a religious woman in Jerusalem, after his worldly girlfriend in Jaffa rejects him
Days of awe; being a treasury of traditions, legends and learned commentaries concerning Rosh ha-Shanah, Yom Kippur and the days between, culled from three hundred volumes, ancient and new by Shmuel Yosef Agnon ( Book )
20 editions published between 1948 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Legends and traditions concerning the days of awe
A simple story by Shmuel Yosef Agnon ( Book )
7 editions published between 1958 and 1999 in English and Yiddish and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a young girl loses her parents and comes to live as a maid at the home of her wealthy relatives, she triggers a complex series of events in the life of Hirshl Hurvitz, her young cousin, who falls in love with her
Shira by Shmuel Yosef Agnon ( Book )
23 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Manfred Herbst, a middle-aged professor at the Hebrew University, is bored. He is bored with his studies, with the petty squabbles of his academic colleagues, and with his endlessly understanding wife, Henrietta. He spends his days--and often his nights--prowling the streets and alleys of Jerusalem searching for Shira, the beguiling nurse he met at a hospital years ago. Against the backdrop of 1930s Jerusalem--a world on the brink of war--Herbst wages his own war against the encroachment of age as he plunges deeper into fantasies sparked by the free-spirited Shira. Shira, the last novel of Hebrew writer and 1966 Nobel Laureate S.Y. Agnon, was unfinished at the time of his death in 1970. Agnon wrote two very different endings for this novel, both of which are included here, along with an afterword by Robert Alter." -- back cover
To this day by Shmuel Yosef Agnon ( Book )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"To This Day, Nobel prizewinner S. Y. Agnon's last novel (first published in Hebrew in 1952), is also his last to be translated into English. On the surface it is a comically entertaining tale of a young writer - a Galician Jew who has lived in Palestine, returns to Europe on the eve of World War I, and is now stranded in Berlin - who wanders from rented room to rented room in a city with a severe wartime housing shortage. On a deeper level it is a profound commentary on exile, Zionism, divine providence, human egoism, and other typically Agnonian concerns." --Book Jacket
S.Y. Agnon [and] Ivo Andrić by Shmuel Yosef Agnon ( Book )
1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A tribute to the winners of the 1961 and 1966 Nobel Prizes for literature includes three of their works, plus presentation addresses, acceptance speeches, and a survey of each author's life and works
The parable and its lesson : a novella by Shmuel Yosef Agnon ( )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
S.Y. Agnon was the greatest Hebrew writer of the twentieth century, and the only Hebrew writer to receive the Nobel Prize for literature. He devoted the last years of his life to writing a massive cycle of stories about Buczacz, the Galician town (now in Ukraine) in which he grew up. Yet when these stories were collected and published three years after Agnon's death, few took notice. Years passed before the brilliance and audacity of Agnon's late project could be appreciated. The Parable and Its Lesson is one of the major stories from this work. Set shortly after the massa
Kol sipuraṿ shel Shemuʼel Yosef ʻAgnon by Shmuel Yosef Agnon ( Book )
42 editions published between 1931 and 1971 in Hebrew and English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Present at Sinai : the giving of the Law ( Book )
5 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
These make up the sounds and silent meditations of the Torah." Present at Sinai enhances the celebration of Shavuot, when the Ten Commandments are read. Agnon's elucidation of the receiving of the Ten Commandments makes Present at Sinai essential reading, during the holiday and throughout the year
Yamim noraʼim : sefer minhagot u-midrashot ṿe-agadot li-yeme ha-raḥamim ṿeha-seliḥot le-Rosh ha-shanah ule-Yom ha-kipurim ula-yamim she-bentayim by Shmuel Yosef Agnon ( Book )
41 editions published between 1937 and 1998 in Hebrew and English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tehilla, and other Israeli tales [by] S.J. Agnon [and others ( Book )
2 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two tales : Betrothed & Edo and Enam by Shmuel Yosef Agnon ( Book )
9 editions published between 1966 and 2004 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two tales of love. "Betrothed" portrays a teacher whose love for the sea leads him to the town of Jaffa. Though many pursue him, Rechnitz eschews romantic love for his studies until he can no longer resist. "Edo and Enam" is set after World War II in Jerusalem and considers how love evolves throughout the course of a marriage
Nur wie ein Gast zur Nacht; Roman by Shmuel Yosef Agnon ( Book )
25 editions published between 1964 and 1995 in German and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Und das krumme wird gerade; eine erzählung by Shmuel Yosef Agnon ( Book )
24 editions published between 1918 and 1938 in German and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Der Verstossene by Shmuel Yosef Agnon ( Book )
19 editions published between 1923 and 2008 in German and Undetermined and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Days of Awe : a treasury of Jewish wisdom for reflection, repentance, and renewal on the High Holy Days ( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Agnon's Alef bet : poems by Shmuel Yosef Agnon ( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents poetry based on the Hebrew alphabet with one poem for each letter
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Alternative Names
Aghnon, Samuel Joseph
ʻAghnūn, Shamūʼīl Yūsuf, 1887-1970
ʻAghnūn, Shamūʼīl Yūsuf, 1888-1970
Agnón 1888-1970
Agnon, Chmouel Yossef
Agnon, Joseph Samuel
Agnon, S. I. 1888-1970
Agnon, S. J.
Agnon, S. J., 1887-1970
Agnon S. J. 1888-1970
Agnon, S. Y.
Agnon, S. Y., 1887-1970
ʿAgnôn, Š. Y. 1888-1970
ʿAgnôn, Ša"Y 1888-1970
Agnon, Samuel J. 1888-1970
Agnon, Samuel Josef
Agnon, Samuel Josef 1888-1970
Agnon, Samuel Joseph
Agnon, Samuel Joseph, 1887-1970
Agnon, Samuel Joseph 1888-1970
Agnón, Schmuel Iosef.
Agnón, Schmuel Iosef, 1887-1970
Agnón Schmuel Iosef 1888-1970
Agnon, Schmu'el J. 1888-1970
Agnon, Schmu'el Josef
Agnon, Schmu'el Josef 1888-1970
Agnon, Šemû'ēl J. 1888-1970
Agnon, Semu'el Josef.
Agnon, Šemû'el Jôsef, 1888-1970
ʿAgnôn, Šemûʾēl Y. 1888-1970
Agnon, Šemûʾel Yôsef
ʿAgnôn, Šemûʾēl Yôsēf 1888-1970
ʿAgnon, Sh. Y. 1888-1970
Agnon, Shai.
ʻAgnon, Shai, 1887-1970
ʿAgnon, Shai 1888-1970
Agnon, Shay.
Agnon, Shay, 1887-1970
ʻAgnon, Shay, 1888-1970
Agnon, Shemu'el Yosef.
Agnon, Shemuʼel Yosef, 1887-1970
Agnon, Shemuʼel Yosef, 1888-1970
Agnon, Shmuel Iosef.
Agnon, Shmuėl Iosef, 1887-1970
Agnon, Shmuėl Iosef, 1888-1970
Agnon, Shmuel Josef, 1888-1970
Agnon, Shmuel Y. 1888-1970
Agnon, Shmuel Yosef
Agnon, Shmuel Yosef 1888-1970
Agnon, Shmuel Yosef (creator of the archive)
Agnon, Sjemoe'el Josef, 1888-1970
Agnon, Smuel Iosef
Agnon, Šmuel Josef, 1887-1970
Agnon, Šmuel Josef, 1888-1970
ʿAgnon, ŠʺY, 1888-1970
Agnon, Szmuel Josef.
ʿAgnwn Š"Y 1888-1970
ʿAgnwn Ša"Y 1888-1970
ʿagnŵn, Šmẇʾel Yŵsep
ʿAgnwn Šmwʾel Ywsep 1888-1970
ʻAjnūn, Shamūʼīl Yūsuf, 1887-1970
ʻAjnūn, Shamūʼīl Yūsuf, 1888-1970
Čâčkes, Šemû'ēl Y. 1888-1970
Cackes, Smuel Josef
Czaczkes 1888-1970
Czaczkes, Chmouel Jossef
Czaczkes, S.J.
Czaczkes, Samuel J. 1888-1970
Czaczkes, Samuel Josef 1888-1970
Czaczkes, Samuel Joseph.
Czaczkes, Samuel Joseph, 1887-1970
Czaczkes, Samuel Joseph 1888-1970
Czaczkes Samuel Joseph Halevi 1888-1970
Czaczkes, Šěmūʾel Yōsef
Czaczkes, Šmuel Josef, 1888-1970
Czaczkes, Szmuel Josef.
Egnon, Šmuel Yosef 1888-1970
Ṣ'aṣqes Šmwʾel Ywsep Halewiy 1888-1970
Shamūʼīl Yūsuf ʻAghnūn, 1887-1970
Shamūʼīl Yūsuf ʻAghnūn, 1888-1970
Šmuel, Josef Agnon
Tschatschkes, Samuel Josef
Tshatshkis, Shemu'el Yosef.
Ṭshaṭshḳis, Shemuʼel Yosef, 1887-1970
Ṭshaṭshḳis, Shemuʼel Yosef, 1888-1970
Агнон, Шмуэл-Йосеф, 1887-1970
Агнон, Шмуэл-Йосеф, 1888-1970
Агнон, Шмуэль Иосеф, 1888-1970
‏אגנון, שמואל יוסף‏ ‏1888-1970.
טשאטשקעס, שמואל יוסף
עגנון, יוסף
‏עגנון, ש״י.
עגנון, ש"י, 1887-1970
‏עגנון, ש. י.,‏ ‏1888־1970.
עגנון, שמואל
‏עגנון, שמואל יוסף.
עגנון, שמואל יוסף, 1887-1970
‏עגנון, שמואל יוסף,‏ ‏1888־1970.
‏עגנון, שמואל יוסף,‏ ‏8881־0791.
צ'צ'קס, שמואל יוסף
اگنون، شموئل يوسف
عغنون، شموئيل يوسف
English (171)
Hebrew (113)
German (68)
Yiddish (1)
Latin (1)