(Fiction, 246 pp. Hebrew, 1935; English translation, 1985)
By no means simple, this quasi-love story and portrait of bourgeois life by the only Nobel laureate to write in Hebrew renders with deft, comic touches the microcosmic inner workings of a small town in Ukraine at the turn of the 20th century.
- Guide from the Yiddish Book Center’s Jewish Reader, January 2003
- Review by Bezalel Stern, JBooks.com
- Video session on the book led by Rabbi Jeffry Saks
- Review by Robert Alter, New York Times Book Review, 12/22/1985
- Agnon’s Nobel Prize acceptance speech