To This Day (Hardcover)
Toby Press, 9781592642144, 177pp.
Publication Date: April 1, 2008
List Price: 24.95*
* Individual store prices may vary.
Not Currently Available for Direct Purchase
To This Day, Nobel prizewinner S.Y. Agnon's last novel (first published in Hebrew in 1952) is also his last to be translated into English. It is a brilliantly accomplished and haunting work. On the surface it is a comically entertaining tale of a young writer - a Galician Jew who has lived in Palestine, returns to Europe on the eve of World War I, and is now stranded in Berlin - who wanders from rented room to rented room in a city with a severe wartime housing shortage. On a deeper level it is a profound commentary on exile, Zionism, divine providence, human egoism, and other typically Agnon concerns. A truly satisfying novel to complete the Agnon canon.