Events: 2020-2021

From Yiddish Folktale to Hebrew Work of Art: Stories and other Prose by Israeli Nobel Laureate S. Y. Agnon

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Date: Monday, July 13, 2020

Time: 07:00pm


Mini-course taught by Curt Leviant,
professor emeritus of Jewish Studies at Rutgers, novelist, and translator

Three Session Course
Mondays: July 13, 20, 27
7:00 - 8:00 PM

Sessions will be held virtually.
Link and connection information will be emailed after registering.

Taught in English with Hebrew originals and English translation.
Reading knowledge of Hebrew desirable, but not mandatory.
Agnon's stories will be emailed prior to the first session along with specific questions pertaining to the stories.


Course is free and open to the public.

Materials sent prior to each session to registered participants via email.

Curt Leviant is a novelist, translator, and taught for many years in the Department of Hebraic Studies, the predecessor of the current Jewish studies department at Rutgers. One of his favorite courses focused on S. Y. Agnon, the only Israeli author to be honored with the Nobel Prize.

Among Leviant’s thirty books are the widely-used anthology, Masterpieces of Hebrew Literature: A Treasury of 2000 Years of Jewish Creativity; his translation and edition of Yudl Rosenberg’s Hebrew classic, The Golem and the Wondrous Deeds of the Maharal of Prague; and translations of many works by Sholom Aleichem, Chaim Grade, and other Yiddish writers.

Leviant has been awarded several National Endowment for the Humanities and National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, and five New Jersey Arts Council fellowships. He is also a prize-winning, internationally published novelist, with ten works of fiction, some of which have been translated into nine European languages and Hebrew.

Also of interest, "Remembering Israeli Literature's Only Nobel Laureate" - Forward, July 17, 2020