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Author Agnon, Shmuel Yosef, 1887-1970, author

Title The parable and its lesson : a novella / S.Y. Agnon ; translated and annotated by James S. Diamond ; with an introduction and critical essay by Alan Mintz
Published Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2014]


Description 1 online resource (177 pages)
Series Stanford studies in Jewish history and culture
Stanford studies in Jewish history and culture.
Contents Introduction / Alan Mintz; The Parable and Its Lesson / S.Y. Agnon, Translated and Annotated by James S. Diamond; Essay on The Parable and Its Lesson [Hamashal vehanimshal] / Alan Mintz; Glossary
Summary S.Y. Agnon was the greatest Hebrew writer of the twentieth century, and the only Hebrew writer to receive the Nobel Prize for literature. He devoted the last years of his life to writing a massive cycle of stories about Buczacz, the Galician town (now in Ukraine) in which he grew up. Yet when these stories were collected and published three years after Agnon's death, few took notice. Years passed before the brilliance and audacity of Agnon's late project could be appreciated. The Parable and Its Lesson is one of the major stories from this work. Set shortly after the massa
Notes "Originally published in Hebrew in 1973 under the title Hamashal vehanimshal, having appeared as one of several stories in the volume ʻIr u-meloʼah."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Jews -- Ukraine -- Buchach -- Fiction
Ukraine -- Buchach.
Genre/Form Fiction.
Form Electronic book
Author Diamond, James S., translator.
Mintz, Alan L., writer of introduction, writer of added commentary.
ISBN 9780804789257
Other Titles Mashal ṿeha-nimshal. English