Shmuel Yosef Agnon

Shmuel Yosef Agnon

Israeli novelist, the largest representative of modern Russian literature in Hebrew.
The beginnings of my studies also came to me from my father, as well as from the Rabbinical Judge of our town. But they were preceded by three tutors under whom I studied, one after the other, from the time I was three and a half till I turned eight and a half.More Shmuel Yosef Agnon quotes [07/13/2011 12:07:17]
I am generally ashamed to walk out in new clothes. And why am I ashamed? Is it because I don't want to embarrass the others who don't have new things? Or perhaps because a new coat makes you stand out, and you seem to be clothes and nothing else.More Shmuel Yosef Agnon quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The fate of the singers who, like my songs, went up in flame was also the fate of the books which I later wrote. All of them went up in flame to Heaven in a fire which broke out one night at my home in Bad Homburg as I lay ill in a hospital.More Shmuel Yosef Agnon quotes [07/13/2011 12:07:26]
Through a historical catastrophe - the destruction of Jerusalem by the emperor of Rome - I was born in one of the cities in the diaspora. But I always deemed myself a child of Jerusalem, one who is in reality a native of Jerusalem.More Shmuel Yosef Agnon quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Our days on earth are like a shadow, and the time of our affliction is the length of our days.More Shmuel Yosef Agnon quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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