S. Y. Agnon: To This Day

S. Y. Agnon: To This Day

(Fiction, 177 pp. Hebrew, 1952; English translation, 2008)

This comic tale of a Galician Jew who has lived in Palestine, returns to Europe on the eve of WWI and gets stranded in Berlin evolves into a profound commentary on exile, Zionism, divine providence, and human egoism.  

  • Review by Tsipi Keller, Words Without Borders, 2008
  • Review by Hillel Halkin, Commentary, May 2008
  • Review by Joshua Cohen, Forward, April 18, 2008
  • Agnon’s Nobel Prize acceptance speech