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A Book That Was Lost: Thirty Five Stories

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A Book That Was Lost: Thirty Five Stories by S.Y. Agnon
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These stories span the lifetime of a quintessential wandering Jew - born in Buczacz, Poland, living in Germany, and finally settling in Jerusalem - and they bring to life the full gamut of the modern Jewish experience in fiction.This broad selection of Agnon's fiction introduces the full sweep of the writer's panoramic vision as chronicler of the lost world of Eastern European Jewry and the emerging society of modern Israel. Here are stories that portray the richly textured culture of traditional Jewish life in Poland, as well as changes in the life of the community over time.

Several stories reflect on the Jewish infatuation with German and Western culture in the interwar period: "On The Road", for example, narrates an eerie encouter on the eve of a holy day between an itinerant Jew and a ghostly company of martyred Jews from the Crusades. The early years of Jewish settlement in the land of Israel are recalled in Hill of Sand, which is also a revealing portrait of the artist as a young man; "A Book That was Lost" is a powerful metaphor for the writer's own journey from Buczacz to Jerusalem.
Release date NZ
September 29th, 2008
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
Expanded ed.
Imprint
Toby Press Ltd
Pages
600
Dimensions
140x210x41
ISBN-13
9781592642540
Product ID
2664235

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