Agnon's Alef Bet: Poems

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Jewish Publication Society, 1998 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 72 pages
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These twenty-two classic poems, written by Nobel Laureate S.Y> Agnon, are now available for the first time in English in this beautiful collection. Known for his rare ability to evoke the rich imagery of the Bible and ancient Israel, Agnon created a witty poem for each letter of the Hebrew alphabet.

Gifted poet Robert Friend faithfully translated the original poems and has provided annotated notes to help readers unfamiliar with Hebrew to better understand the nuances and wordplay so distinct to Agnon's work.

Award-winning artis Arieh Zeldich's striking and imaginative illustrations make this a collection to be treasured by children and adults alike.

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