By Alan Mintz
Ancestral Tales indicates how this assortment marks a serious juncture in the Agnon canon. via shut readings of the tales opposed to a moving historic backdrop, Alan Mintz offers a multilayered heritage of town, in addition to perception into Agnon's fictional variations. Mintz relates those narrative options to disaster literature from past sessions of Jewish background, exhibiting how Agnon's Buczacz is a literary success right away leading edge in its kind of remembrance and deeply rooted in Jewish tradition.
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Ancestral Tales: Reading the Buczacz Stories of S.Y. Agnon (Stanford Studies in Jewish History and Culture) by Alan Mintz