20 11, 2016

A delightful book by Agnon

By |2016-11-20T05:22:19-07:00November 20th, 2016|Book Reviews|

In Mr. Lublin’s Store By S. Y. Agnon   The 1966 Nobel Prize winner in Literature was the Israeli S. Y. Agnon’s (1888-1970). His final novel “In Mr. Lublin’s Store” prompts readers to ask what he intended as the central theme of this work. He left it to readers to discover his intent. This is [...]

7 11, 2011

Another Saramago “blasphemy”

By |2011-11-07T06:55:04-07:00November 7th, 2011|Book Reviews|

The Elephants Journey By Jose Saramago Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010, 205 pages Anyone doubting Jose Saramago’s right to the 1998 Nobel Prize for Literature will rapidly change their mind when they read this superbly written book. Virtually every third sentence, on the average, is filled with clever eye-opening humor. The narrator also interrupts the drama [...]