Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The Founding Novelist Of Israeli Literature (Even Israelis Have Trouble Reading Him)


S. Y. Agnon, the only Israeli writer to win a Nobel, has never broken through to an international audience. Yet even present-day Israelis, who can read his Hebrew perfectly well, no longer have all the common knowledge required to comprehend Agnon’s work – and the ones that do likely avoid it on principle.

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