Agnon on the Individual and the Community

By Alan Mintz

Response, Summer 1967

S.Y. Agnon's Nobel Prize in Literature elicited a measure of pride from the Jewish community, as one of their own had won this prestigious award, but also a critical reaction. The implication in the award that Agnon's achievement was located within the Jewish sphere disparaged this great author with a parochial limitation. Both of these views, Agnon's universalism vs laureate of the Jews miss the profound importance of his work standing on its own.

Topic: Literature, Jewish Identity, Modernity, Secularism

Name of Publication: Response: A Contemporary Jewish Review

Editor: Mintz, Alan

Volume/Issue: Vol.1/Iss.1

Page Number(s): 28-31

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Poland , United States

Language: English

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Mintz, Alan. Agnon on the Individual and the Community. Response: A Contemporary Jewish Review. Response. Summer 1967: 28-31.


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