Shmuel Yosef Agnon, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Shmuel Yosef Agnon

Israeli Hebrew writer, Nobel laureate in Literature

Date of Birth: 17-Jul-1888

Place of Birth: Buchach, Ternopil Oblast, Ukraine

Date of Death: 17-Feb-1970

Profession: writer, poet, novelist

Nationality: Israel, German Empire

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

Show Famous Birthdays Today, World

About Shmuel Yosef Agnon

  • Shmuel Yosef Agnon (Hebrew: ????? ???? ?????) (July 17, 1888 – February 17, 1970) was a Nobel Prize laureate writer and was one of the central figures of modern Hebrew fiction.
  • In Hebrew, he is known by the acronym Shai Agnon (?"? ?????).
  • In English, his works are published under the name S.
  • Y.
  • Agnon. Agnon was born in Polish Galicia, then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and later immigrated to Mandatory Palestine, and died in Jerusalem, Israel. His works deal with the conflict between the traditional Jewish life and language and the modern world.
  • They also attempt to recapture the fading traditions of the European shtetl (village).
  • In a wider context, he also contributed to broadening the characteristic conception of the narrator's role in literature.
  • Agnon shared the Nobel Prize with the poet Nelly Sachs in 1966.

Read more at Wikipedia