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 (äg′nôn′), Shmuel Yosef 1888-1970.
Polish-born Israeli writer. His dramatic novels, written in Hebrew, include A Guest for the Night (1939). He shared the 1966 Nobel Prize for literature.
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(Biography) Shmuel Yosef, real name Samuel Josef Czaczkes. 1888–1970, Israeli novelist, born in Austria-Hungary. His works, which treat contemporary Jewish themes, include The Day Before Yesterday (1945). Nobel prize for literature 1966
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(ˈæg nɒn)
Shmuel Yosef (Samuel Josef Czaczkes), 1888–1970, Israeli novelist and short-story writer, born in Poland: Nobel prize 1966.
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(16) Other authors of the early Yishuv period--of whom Yosef Haim Brenner (1881-1921) and Shmuel Yosef (Shai) Agnon (1880-1970) are only the most well-known--used melancholy to portray antiheroic protagonists.
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Innocents who, as Agnon once put it, "the enemy was not worthy even to touch." Yet, the details of this particular tragedy shocks even ears inured to such news.
An internationally-known scholar in psychohistory and political psychology, Falk presents his psychoanalytic biography of Shmiel Yosef Agnon, the only Hebrew writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Agnon's Hebrew short stories, including a tale about a Galician shamash, "Until Elijah Comes.' First, while the rabbi was the community's "holy man," making halachic decisions and pronouncements about what "should be," it was the shamash who "saw things as they really are and got things done," whether they pertained to money matters, implementing policy or resolving personal conflicts--combining functions that today are performed by two synagogue officers, the president and the executive director, Saks observes.
In the western Ukrainian town of Buchach -- the birthplace of the Jewish Nobel Prize laureate Shmuel Yosef Agnon and Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal -- Jews for generations buried their dead atop a mound that in 1941 stood on the town's northern margins.
Agnon's Ad hena, the story of a living-dead soldier as her primary focus, Barzilai traces an intertextual history from the mysticism of Gustav Meyrink's The Golem (first appearing in periodical form from 1913 to 1914) to such later texts as Yoram Kaniuk's Himmo, King of Jerusalem (1966), which questioned the Ashkenazi military leadership's use of Sephardic men as canon-fodder.
Agnon, obliterated the mustiness of the old books, most of which had come from the homes of poor folks.
It came up with three pairs of writers and suggested that the award be divided between either the Russians Anna Akhmatova and Mikhail Sholokhov, or the Latin Americans Miguel Asturias and Jorge Luis Borges, or Ukraine-born Shmuel Agnon and Swedish Nelly Sachs who represented the Jewish community.
Elle avait partage cette consecration mondiale avec l'ecrivain juif Shmuel Yosef Agnon. En effet, la poetesse juive allemande ayant vu le jour le 10 decembre 1891 a SchE[micro]neberg, est consideree aujourd'hui, par les voix poetiques les plus marquantes du XXe siecle.