By Alan Mintz
Ancestral Tales exhibits how this assortment marks a severe juncture in the Agnon canon. via shut readings of the tales opposed to a moving historic backdrop, Alan Mintz provides a multilayered historical past of the city, in addition to perception into Agnon's fictional changes. Mintz relates those narrative techniques to disaster literature from previous sessions of Jewish background, displaying how Agnon's Buczacz is a literary fulfillment without delay leading edge in its type 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