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VZL 323: S.Y. Agnon - Nobel Prize Winner 1966

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Catalogue NumberVZL 323
Matrix Number N/A
Record Label Vistas of Israel
Record Format33 1/3 RPM - 12"
Shelf Number801273
Number of TracksN/A
Date RecordedN/A
Album Artists
Notes S.Y. Agnon - Nobel Prize Winner, 1966

In 1966 Schmuel Yosef Agnon became the first Israeli, writing his works in Hebrew, to win a Nobel Prize for Literature. Today's Vistas of Israel program presents a transcription of the announcement of Agnon's award by a representative of Sweden at Agnon's home in a suburb of Jerusalem. Agnon was born in Poland in 1888, emigrated to Palestine in 1908, returned to Europe (primarily Germany) in 1912 and returned to Palestine in 1924 where he remained. He has written 12 volumes of work including 3 novels plus numerous collections of short stories, all of which have been translated into 16 languages. During this Vistas of Israel program various literature professors and educators talk about the high regard for Agnon and his writings, who is very humble and thrilled with the coming presentation in Sweden.

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