Reading Agnon Through Agnon: Creating the Legend of the Inspired Genesis of Fiction

Reading Agnon Through Agnon: Creating the Legend of the Inspired Genesis of Fiction by Stephen Katz Stephen Katz is Associate Professor of Modern Hebrew Language and literature in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, Indiana University, Bloomington. He is also a member of the university's Jewish Studies Program and the Middle Eastern Studies Program. He is currently completing a study on the evolving fiction of S. Y. Agnon. - Visitors dropping in at the Agnon House in Jerusalem's Talpiot neighborhood seem to seek that measure of experience which would concretize for them what the nation's greatest author was like. Shown its interior; they try to imagine what the ground floor must have looked like when many rooms filled the space now occupied by a single large public space. Screening a video documentary featuring the great author commenting on his work and life and guiding the viewer to his library, the audience becomes accustomed to the cadences and peculiar intonations of Agnon's voice. Undoubtedly, the high point of each visit is the guided tour of Agnon's work-room and library, still intact and containing some ten thousand volumes, occupying three rooms upstairs, where the author spent much of his life composing some of the greatest works of Hebrew literature. Many of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies Purdue University Press

Reading Agnon Through Agnon: Creating the Legend of the Inspired Genesis of Fiction

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by Stephen Katz Stephen Katz is Associate Professor of Modern Hebrew Language and literature in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, Indiana University, Bloomington. He is also a member of the university's Jewish Studies Program and the Middle Eastern Studies Program. He is currently completing a study on the evolving fiction of S. Y. Agnon. - Visitors dropping in at the Agnon House in Jerusalem's Talpiot neighborhood seem to seek that measure of experience which would concretize for them what the nation's greatest author was like. Shown its interior; they try to imagine what the ground floor must have looked like when many rooms filled the space now occupied by a single large public space. Screening a video documentary featuring the great author commenting on his work and life and guiding the viewer to his library, the audience becomes accustomed to the cadences and peculiar intonations of Agnon's voice. Undoubtedly, the high point of each visit is the guided tour of Agnon's work-room and library, still intact and containing some ten thousand volumes, occupying three rooms upstairs, where the author spent much of his life composing some of the greatest works of Hebrew literature. Many of

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Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish StudiesPurdue University Press

Published: Oct 3, 1996

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