The Agnon Wink

The great author was far from sentimental, and far from coy; he was the epitome of sly.

S.Y. Agnon at home. John Cowan/Condé Nast via Getty Images.

S.Y. Agnon at home. John Cowan/Condé Nast via Getty Images.

Last Word
Dec. 24 2018
About the author

Hillel Halkin’s books include Yehuda HaleviAcross the Sabbath RiverMelisande: What are Dreams? (a novel), Jabotinsky: A Life (2014), and, most recently, After One-Hundred-and-Twenty (Princeton). 


My thanks to Jeffrey Saks and Dara Horn for their gracious responses to my essay on S.Y. Agnon and his 1945 Hebrew masterpiece Only Yesterday. I’ll reply to their comments in the reverse order of their appearance in Mosaic.

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