S. Y. Agnon

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

The art of annotation.

Avraham Holtz
Nov. 22 2016 12:01AM

An author who upended his own parables.

Adam Kirsch
Nov. 15 2016 12:01AM

Fish that turn into frogs, a dead count, and halakhic humor.

A.B. Yehoshua, Ariel Hirschfeld, Alan Mintz and Jeffrey Saks
July 29 2016 12:01AM

A member of the Rothschild family finds himself in a small shtetl for the Sabbath.

S.Y. Agnon
June 17 2016 12:01AM