11 04, 2018

Another fantastic Agnon parable

By |2018-04-11T04:48:22-07:00April 11th, 2018|Book Reviews, Thoughts|

"And the Crooked Shall Be Made Straight" is a brilliant book by the Noble Prize Winner for Literature, S. Y. Agnon. It is typical of his ironic style. Despite its title, the crooked is not made straight in this novel - just the opposite. The book was published in Hebrew in 1912. It was Agnon's [...]

28 03, 2018

A fantastic Agnon parable

By |2018-03-28T06:19:29-07:00March 28th, 2018|Book Reviews, Thoughts|

Agnon’s short story called Ad Olam in Hebrew, was entitled “Forever” in the 2014 volume[1] and retranslated and included in the 2016 Toby Press volume “Forevermore & Other Stories,” under the title “Forevermore.” The tale seems to be straightforward but it is unclear what Agnon, who generally writes in an ironic manner, wanted to convey. [...]

19 04, 2017

Two tales by the master writer Agnon

By |2017-04-19T05:22:48-07:00April 19th, 2017|Book Reviews|

The Nobel Prize Winner S. Y. Agnon is Israel's most famous writer. Like the Bible, his works can be read and enjoyed on many levels.   Two Tales Betrothed & Edo and Enam By Shmuel Yosef Agnon Shmuel Yosef Agnon (July 17, 1888 – February 17, 1970) is considered one of Israel’s greatest writers. Agnon [...]

8 01, 2017

Wonderful Agnon stories

By |2017-01-08T05:19:09-07:00January 8th, 2017|Book Reviews|

A Book That Was Lost Thirty-five Stories By S. Y. Agnon   Toby Press’s 2008 volume of “A Book That Was lost” contains ten more short stories than Schocken Press’s 1995 version, and thereby includes all the stories that are published in Agnon’s book entitled “Twenty-One Stories.” The stories show how great a writer Agnon [...]

1 01, 2017

A graphic novel with 3 Agnon stories

By |2017-01-01T05:12:42-07:00January 1st, 2017|Book Reviews|

From Foe to Friend & Other Stories By S. Y. Agnon A Graphic Novel by Shay Charka   Toby Press, which is part of Koren Press, one of Israel’s best publishing houses, has published twelve books in English translation by the famed Nobel Prize winning author S. Y. Agnon (1888-1970) and one graphic novel based [...]

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 [...]