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Agnon, Shmuel Yosef (1888–1970) By Stahl, Neta

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM1953-1
Published: 15/10/2018
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Nobel laureate Shmuel Yosef Agnon is perhaps the most prominent figure of modern Jewish and Hebrew prose. Born as Shmuel Yosef Czaczkes in the city of Buczacz in Galicia (now Ukraine), Agnon wrote numerous stories, novellas, and novels, which have become the subject of extensive academic research.

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Stahl, Neta. "Agnon, Shmuel Yosef (1888–1970)." The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. : Taylor and Francis, 2016. Date Accessed 23 Apr. 2021 doi:10.4324/9781135000356-REM1953-1

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