S. Y. Agnon

S.Y. Agnon, Solomon ibn Gabirol, and “The Sign.”

Stuart Schoffman
Oct. 4 2019 12:01AM

Will he be placed with Sholem Asch or with S.Y. Agnon?

Jan. 2 2019 12:01AM

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

Dec. 17 2018 12:26AM

To the great Hebrew writer S.Y. Agnon, balance is all—and imbalance, as in the novel Only Yesterday, a devastating calamity.

Dec. 10 2018 1:02AM

In his fiction, and especially in the novel Only Yesterday, S.Y. Agnon casts an ironic, unfooled eye on the inner lives of his fellow Jews and their lopsided bargains with modernity.

Dec. 3 2018 12:01AM

The last Hebrew classic?

May 7 2018 12:01AM

Agnon or Herzog?

Tracy Frydberg
April 24 2018 12:01AM

A City and Its Fullness.

Sept. 18 2017 12:01AM

He positions himself not as a subtly ironic modernist but as a humble, heartbroken preserver of memory.

Ruby Namdar
July 12 2017 12:01AM

A Tom Thumb rabbi and a blood libel.

S.Y. Agnon
April 14 2017 12:01AM

A kinship between the artist and the outlaw.

Robert Alter
April 5 2017 12:01AM