Ancestral Tales: Reading the Buczacz Stories of S.Y. Agnon

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Price
$86.25
Publisher
Stanford University Press
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Pages
440
Dimensions
6.1 X 9.1 X 1.1 inches | 1.54 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781503601161
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About the Author
Alan Mintz is the Chana Kekst Professor of Hebrew Literature at Jewish Theological Seminary. He is the editor (with Jeffrey Saks) of the first English-language translation of S. Y. Agnon's A City in Its Fullness (2016) and the author of Sanctuary in the Wilderness: A Critical Introduction to American Hebrew Poetry (Stanford, 2011).
Reviews
"This beautifully written book invites readers into Agnon's world, expanding our reading of Agnon's modernism with brilliant insights into his literary project, while conveying a vivid sense of the milieu and history of Buczacz. The result is both a crucial contribution to Agnon studies and a richly textured cultural history."--Anne Golomb Hoffman "author of Between Exile and Return: S. Y. Agnon and the Drama of Writing "
"This insightful, complex, and yet utterly accessible interpretation of the major stories that make up Agnon's unique history of Buczacz, Ancestral Tales will remain the key text for understanding Agnon's last endeavor and the universe contained within its covers. A tremendous accomplishment."--Omer Bartov "author of Anatomy of a Genocide: The Life and Death of a Town Called Buczacz "