Das Buch Von Den Polnischen Juden

AGNON, Shmuel Yosef / ELIASBERG, Ahron

AGNON, Shmuel Yosef Das Buch Von Den Polnischen Juden

Judischer Verlag, 1916.

First edition. 8vo. Original pictorial cloth designed by Berlin Secession artist Hugo Krayn. Additional pictorial title pages in both Hebrew and German, sixteen black and white plates A fine copy. A couple of marks to the lower cover, but otherwise a remarkably clean and bright copy of a fragile book usually encountered in a poor state.

A scarce anthology edited by Nobel Laureate Shmuel Yosef Agnon six years prior to his first major publication The Bridal Canopy (1922). The collection attempts to correct the strereotypical perception of Polish Jewry in the West and comprises short stories, accounts of legal restrictions, an architectural study of Polish synagogues, as well as numerous proverbs and other miscellanea.
Agnon was awarded the Nobel Prize "for his profoundly characteristic narrative art with motifs from the life of the Jewish people", and the chief interest in this anthology is the development of his thought on Jewish identity. As well as editing the volume he contributes three stories focused on the formation of the identity of Polish Jewry that foreshadow his later work.

Stock ID: 39028

£750.00

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