“A Small Prophecy” raises anew a problem that, in its various faces, has disturbed thinkers from the ancient time our day: the problem of relation between the concepts of truth and myth, miracle and representation, authenticity and expression, personality and discourse. The book develops a theory of sincerity as rhetoric, and of rhetoric and sincerity, and applies it to the analysis and interpretation of ‘Ir u-melo’a – one of the most complicated and enigmatic books of S.Y. Agnon, the great artist of sincerity.
Danacode:   110-20207 ISBN:  978-965-226-438-1 Language:   Hebrew Pages:   480 Weight:   1000 gr Dimensions:  17x24 cm Publication Date:   10/2013 Publisher:   Bar-Ilan University Press
The book includes studies and research on Agnon's work in Germany between the years 1913 to1924, during which time his art earned its classic status. The studies deal also with the influence of the German world and its culture on his entire body of wor
The possibility of the existence of original theology in modern Hebrew literature has not been systematically researched by contemporary scholars. Hebrew literature was considered to be a product of secular modernity, and consequently devoid of independen
This volume is composed of articles representing the latest research on the works of Agnon by some of the most outstanding scholars in Israel and the world. In these original and fascinating studies we find models for annotated critical editions, studies
An analysis of Agnon's most meritorious work, a story textured with myths and legends, gleaned by Agnon from numerous sources and transformed into an historiography of the Jewish nation from its very beginnings, entwined with Agnon's autobiography