A MEMORIAL TRIBUTE TO DR. SHMUEL YOSEF AGNON PRESENTED BY THE DROPSIE UNIVERSITY AND THE CONSULATE GENERAL OF ISRAEL, SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 1970.
8vo. 16 pages. Illustrations inside covers. SUBJECT (S) : Jews - United States - bibliography; Agnan, Shmuel Yosef, 1888-1970 - anniversaries, etc. CONTENTS: Remarks - Dr. Abraham I. Katsh; Eulogy - The Honorable Moshe Yegar; The Jewish Tradition in S. Y. Agnon; s Stories - Dr. Avraham Sha'anan; "With All My Heart" -- A Story by S. Y. Agnon; S. Y. Agnon: A Personal Account - Dr. S. D. Goitein; "Influences in My Writing" -- Nobel Prize Banquet Address by S. Y. Agnon. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. Agnon (1888-1970) was "one of the central figures in modern Hebrew fiction, " and a Nobel Laureate. "[H]is works deal with major contemporary spiritual concerns: the disintegration of traditional ways of life, the loss of faith, and the subsequent loss of identity. His many tales about pious Jews are an artistic attempt to recapture a waning tradition. "(Yaron, EJ) Pen marginalia on a few pages Very good condition. (Katsh-1-5) xxxxx.