Agnon's Dog, and Other Talking Animals in Jewish Literature

All of them illustrate the predicament of Jewish identity, but not all in the same way.

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Dec. 17 2018
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Dara Horn is the author of five novels, most recently Eternal Life.


Hillel Halkin’s great gift, richly on display in his ten-part series for Mosaic on Hebrew writers of the 19th and early-20th centuries, is his ability to translate, in the deep sense of the term, the almost archaeological layers of modern Hebrew literature for the contemporary English reader, who without knowing where to start digging cannot possibly understand the tel of allusions beneath so many modern Hebrew works.

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