Book List in Order: 23 titles

  • The fifteenth and final volume in the S.Y. Agnon Library, this volume opens with 'The Outcast,' in a first-time English translation, an affecting novella about the clash within traditional Jewish civilization between Hasidism and its opponents, and h...


  • S.Y. Agnon's first book-length, breakthrough work, originally published in Hebrew in 1912 and now available in English for the first time in a fully annotated edition. This novella depicts an impossible moral dilemma faced by the tragic hero Menasheh...


  • This collection of S.Y. Agnon's short stories, published in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of his Nobel Prize in Literature, surveys the major theme in his writing: the epic transformations in the life of the Jewish people both in Europe and i...


  • S.Y. Agnon's final, posthumous novel, now in English translation for the first time, fully annotated and with an insightful Foreword by translator Glenda Abramson. In Mr. Lublin's Store, set in Leipzig during World War I, is a profound commentary on ...


  • "S.Y. Agnon's final, posthumous novel, now in English translation for the first time, fully annotated and with an insightful Foreword by translator Glenda Abramson. In Mr. Lublin's Store, set in Leipzig during World War I, is a profound commentary on...


  • In time for the 50th anniversary of the awarding of the Nobel Prize to S.Y. Agnon the first and only such award to a Hebrew author The Toby Press presents this first-time edition of his posthumous magnum opus A City in Its Fullness. This English edit...


  • In this new collection of political satires by Nobel laureate S.Y. Agnon we witness the satirist sharpening his pen like a carving knife, revealing his opinions from behind the mask of his art. Treating themes and events in the history of early twent...


  • Two newly revised translations from the Hebrew, with new and illustrated annotations, of two novellas by Nobel Laureate S.Y. Agnon. Two stories clearly in dialogue with one another, sharing elements of moonstruck sleepwalkers, disengaged academics, a...


  • A new English language edition of last year's very popular Hebrew book the first time Hebrew literature's only Nobel laureate has had his stories rendered in graphic form. These three tales (which retain Agnon's original prose) rendered in comics for...






  • New and Revised Translations from the Hebrew Including the Novellas Two Scholars Who Were in Our Town · In the Heart of the Seas · In the Prime of Her Life · Tehilla. The volume's title story Two Scholars Who Were in Our Town tells of the epic cla...


  • 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.Expanded Edition, Including all stories from Twenty...



  • Hailed as one of Agnon’s most significant works, A Guest for the Night depicts Jewish life in Eastern Europe after World War I. A man journeys from Israel to his hometown in Europe, saddened to find so many friends taken by war, pogrom, or disease....


  • In the Heart of the Seas is a sophisticated fantasy that tells the story of a pilgrimage of a group of Hasidim to the Holy Land. During an early decade of the nineteenth century in Bucsacz, S.Y. Agnon's actual birthplace, a small group of pious towns...


  • Two tales of love. "Betrothed" portrays a teacher, whose love for the sea and all that it holds leads him to the town of Jaffa.  Though many pursue him, Rechnitz eschews romantic love for his studies until he can no longer resist. The second tale, "...


  • Israeli Nobel Laureate S.Y. Agnon's famous masterpiece, his novel Only Yesterday, here appears in English translation for the first time. Published in 1945, the book tells a seemingly simple tale about a man who immigrates to Palestine with the Secon...


  • The Bridal Canopy by Shmuel Yosef Agnon (1888-1970) is one of the first classics of modern Hebrew literature. At the time of its publication, Hebrew had only recently been revived as a spoken language....


  • A small town in southern Poland is the scene of this bittersweet romance set at the turn of the century. Celebrated Israeli novelist, S. Y. Agnon draws on techniques perfected by Gustave Flaubert and Thomas Mann to contrast the hero's romantic longin...


  • An Association of Jewish Librarians Best of the Bunch BookKnown for his ability to evoke the rich imagery of the Bible and ancient Israel, Nobel Laureate S. Y. Agnon created a witty poem for each letter of the Hebrew alphabet. Imaginative illustratio...






  • "Shira is Nobel laureate S.Y. Agnon's final, epic novel. Unfinished at the time of his death in 1970, the Hebrew original was published a year later. With this newly revised English translation by Zeva Shapiro, including archival material never befor...



  • Shmuel Yosef Agnon (July 17, 1888 - February 17, 1970) was a Nobel Prize laureate writer and was one of the central figures of modern Hebrew fiction. In Hebrew, he is known by the acronym Shai Agnon. In English, his works are published under the name...


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    S.Y. Agnon's first book-length, breakthrough work, originally published in Hebrew in 1912 and now available in English for the first time in a fully annotated edition-this novella depicts an impossible moral dilemma faced by the tragic hero Menash...