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Agnon, Shmuel Yosef 1887-1970

Works: 1,672 works in 3,395 publications in 10 languages and 35,459 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Historical fiction  Allegories  Quotations  History  Commentaries  Religious fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Novels 
Roles: Author, Other, Dedicatee, Editor, Honoree, Compiler, Author in quotations or text abstracts
Classifications: PJ5053.A4, 892.435
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The bridal canopy by Shmuel Yosef Agnon( Book )

45 editions published between 1931 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,283 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
A guest for the night by Shmuel Yosef Agnon( Book )

36 editions published between 1939 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 1,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hailed as one of Agnon's most significant works, A Guest for the Night depicts Jewish life in Eastern Europe after World War I. A man journeys from Israel to his hometown in Europe, saddened to find so many friends taken by war, pogrom, or disease. In this vanishing world of traditional values, he confronts the loss of faith and trust of a younger generation. This 1939 novel reveals Agnon's vision of his people's past, tragic present, and hope for the future
Only yesterday by Shmuel Yosef Agnon( Book )

44 editions published between 1945 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,018 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
A simple story by Shmuel Yosef Agnon( Book )

60 editions published between 1931 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 984 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
The parable and its lesson : a novella by Shmuel Yosef Agnon( )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 964 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
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 )

15 editions published between 1948 and 1976 in English and held by 853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some years ago an Englishwoman, a relative of the then Archbishop of Canterbury, asked S.Y. Agon whether there exists in traditional Judaism anything corresponding in its high drama and inntense power to the old Easter rituals. In response to this challenge - and to his own unceasing quest for style and structure - Agon composed this literary tone poem on the Days of Awe. Taking his materials from the vast storehouse of Hebrew literature of all ages, he ilustrated the procession of the High Holy Days from the period of preparation for the Day of Judgment to the "Closing of the Gates" : profound religious mediation, moving homily, travelers' reports, conversation and memoir, drama and pathos at once simple and majestic
In the heart of the seas; a story of a journey to the land of Israel by Shmuel Yosef Agnon( Book )

21 editions published between 1947 and 1986 in English and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of ten men who travel from Eastern Europe to Israel
Shira by Shmuel Yosef Agnon( Book )

41 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 726 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
Days of David Ben-Gurion : seen in photographs and with text from his speeches and writings by David Ben-Gurion( Book )

4 editions published in 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To this day by Shmuel Yosef Agnon( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 382 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."--Jacket
S.Y. Agnon [and] Ivo Andrić by Shmuel Yosef Agnon( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 303 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
Present at Sinai : the giving of the Law( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Judah Goldin, in his lyrical introduction, suggests, "Agnon prefers to make the words of the pre-modern visible once more ... ; he reproduces what these ancient teachers said - without rehearsal, he lets them speak for themselves. Agnon loves the flavor of these words ... The comments bring us into contact with imagery, concepts, parables, exhortations, and supplications that exemplify Israel's universe of discourse, passions, and never-abandoned hopes
Two tales : Betrothed & Edo and Enam by Shmuel Yosef Agnon( Book )

17 editions published between 1966 and 2004 in English and held by 182 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
Tehilla, and other Israeli tales [by] S.J. Agnon [and others( Book )

2 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kol sipuraṿ shel Shemuʼel Yosef ʻAgnon by Shmuel Yosef Agnon( Book )

25 editions published between 1947 and 1971 in Hebrew and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Verstossene by Shmuel Yosef Agnon( Book )

28 editions published between 1923 and 2008 in German and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ve-hayah he-ʻakov le-mishor by Shmuel Yosef Agnon( Book )

24 editions published between 1911 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

S.Y. Agnon's first book-length, breakthrough work, originally published in Hebrew in 1912 and now available in English for the first time in a fully annotated edition. This novella depicts an impossible moral dilemma faced by the tragic hero Menasheh Chaim, in mid-19th century Buczacz (in today's western Ukraine). In the framework of a traditional Jewish folktale of old world Eastern European Jewry, Agnon delivers a profoundly modern piece of literature, which benefits from the tension between plot and genre
Nur wie ein Gast zur Nacht; Roman by Shmuel Yosef Agnon( Book )

29 editions published between 1964 and 1994 in German and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the heart of the seas by Shmuel Yosef Agnon( Book )

20 editions published between 1947 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 130 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
Agnon's Alef bet : poems by Shmuel Yosef Agnon( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents poetry based on the Hebrew alphabet with one poem for each letter
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Only yesterday
A guest for the nightOnly yesterdayA simple storyShiraTo this dayPresent at Sinai : the giving of the LawTwo tales : Betrothed & Edo and EnamIn the heart of the seasAgnon's Alef bet : poems
Alternative Names
A ge nong, S. Y., 1888-1970

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 Š.J.

Agnon, S. J. 1887-1970

Agnon S. J. 1888-1970

Agnon Š.J. (Čackes)

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

Agnon Samuel Yosef

Agnon, Sch. I., 1887-1970

Agnón, Schmuel Iosef

Agnón, Schmuel Iosef 1887-1970

Agnón, Schmuel Iosef 1888-1970

Agnon, Schmuel Iosef, 888-1970

Agnon, Schmu'el J. 1888-1970

Agnon, Schmu'el Josef

Agnon, Schmu'el Josef 1888-1970

Agnon, Schmuel Yosef Czaczkes

ʿAgnôn, Šemûʾēl I. 1888-1970

Agnon, Šemû'ēl J. 1888-1970

Agnon, Šemu'el Josef

ʿAgnon, Šemuʾel Josef 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

Agnón, Shmuel Yosef 1888-1970

Agnón, Shmuel Yossef 1888-1970

Agnon, Sjemoe'el Josef 1888-1970

Agnon, Smuel Iosef

Agnon Šmuel Josef

Agnon, Šmuel Josef 1887-1970

Agnon, Šmuel Josef 1888-1970

ʿAgnon, ŠʺY 1888-1970

Agnon, Szmuel Josef

Agnonas Šmuelis Josefas

Agnonas Šmuelis Josefas Halevi

ʿAgnwn, Š"y

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

Čačkes Šmuel Josef

Czaczkes 1888-1970

Czaczkes, Chmouel Jossef

Czaczkes, S.J.

Czaczkes, Samuel J. 1888-1970

Czaczkes, Samuel Josef.

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, Schmuel Iosef, 1887-1970

Czaczkes, Šěmūʾel Yōsef

Czaczkes, Šmuel Josef 1888-1970

Czaczkes, Szmuel Josef

Egnon, Šmuel Yosef 1888-1970

ʿGNWN, Samuel Joseph 1888-1970

ʿGNWN, ŠMWʾL YWSP 1888-1970

ʿGNWN, ŠʺY 1888-1970

Samuel Agnon

Samuel Agnon hebräischer Schriftsteller

Samuel Agnon Israelischer hebräischer Schriftsteller

Samuel Agnon israelisk författare

Samuel Agnon izraelski pisarz

Samuel Iosephus Agnon

Samuel Josef Agnon israelsk skribent

Samuel Joseph Agnon

Ṣ'aṣqes, Šmwʾel Ywsep Halewiy 1888-1970

Shamūʼīl Yūsuf ʻAghnūn 1887-1970

Shamūʼīl Yūsuf ʻAghnūn 1888-1970

Shmuel Josef Agnon

Shmuel Josef Agnon israelisk författare

Shmuel Yosef Agnon

Shmuel Yosef Agnon écrivain israélien

Shmuel Yosef Agnón escritor israelí

Shmuel Yosef Agnon Hudio a mannurat

Shmuel Yosef Agnon Israeli Hebrew writer, Nobel laureate in Literature

Shmuel Yosef Agnon Nobel laureate in Literature

Shmuel Yosef Agnon schrijver uit Oostenrijk-Hongarije (1887-1970)

Shmuel Yosef Agnon scrittore israeliano

Shmuel Yossef Agnon scriitor israelian de limbă ebraică

Šmuel, Josef Agnon

Šmuel Josif Agnon

Smuél Joszéf Agnon Izraeli héber író

Şmuel Yosef Aqnon

Šmuels Josefs Agnons ebreju rakstnieks, Nobela prēmijas laureāts

Tchatchekess, Samuel Joseph, 1888-1970

Tschatschkes, Samuel Josef

Tshatshkis, Shemu'el Yosef

Ṭshaṭshḳis, Shemuʼel Yosef 1887-1970

Ṭshaṭshḳis, Shemuʼel Yosef 1888-1970

Σαμουήλ Ιωσήφ Άγκνον

Агнон С. И. 1888-1970

Агнон Ш. 1888-1970

Агнон Ш. Й. 1888-1970

Агнон, Шмуэл-Йосеф 1887-1970

Агнон, Шмуэл-Йосеф 1888-1970

Агнон, Шмуэль Иосеф

Агнон, Шмуэль Иосеф 1888-1970

Чачкес Ш.-Й. 1888-1970

Чачкес Ш. Й. Х. 1888-1970

Шмуел Йосеф Агнон

Шмуел Јозеф Агнон

Шмуел Јосиф Агнон

Шмуель Йосеф Аґнон

Шмуель Йосеф Аґнон єврейський письменник

Шмуэль Ёсэф Агнон

Шмуэль Йосеф Агнон израильский писатель

Шмуэль Іосеф Агнон

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‏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.

עגנון, שמואל יוסף בן שלום מרדכי הלוי

צ'צ'קס, שמואל יוסף

שמואל יוסף עגנון

שמואל יוסף עגנון 1888-1970

שמואל יוסף עגנון סופר ישראלי, חתן פרס נובל לספרות

اگنون، شموئل يوسف، ١٨٨٨-١٩٧٠

ساموەلئا گنۆن

سیمویل یوسف اگنون

شموئل یوسف آقنون

شموئل یوسف آگنون نویسنده اسرائیلی

شموئل یوسف ایگنون

شموئيل يوسف عجنون

شموئيل يوسف عجنون، 1888-1970

شموئێل یووسف عەگنۆن

عجنون، شموئيل يوسف، ١٨٨٨-١٩٧٠

عغنون، شموئيل يوسف، ١٨٨٨-١٩٧٠

عكنون، شموئيل يوسف، 1888-1970

عگنون، شموئل يوسف، ١٨٨٨-١٩٧٠

عگنون، شموئيل يوسف، 1888-1970

श्मुएल योसेफ अग्नोन

ਸ਼ਮੂਏਲ ਯੋਸਫ਼ ਅਗਨੋਨ

അഗ്നൺ സാമുവെൽ ജോസഫ്

შმუელ აგნონი

슈무엘 요세프 아그논

아그논, S. Y. 1888-1970

아그논, 슈무엘 요세프 1888-1970

아그논, 슈무엘 요셉 1888-1970



English (253)

Hebrew (158)

German (80)

Yiddish (9)

French (7)

Chinese (2)

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