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The novel Shira by Samuel Joseph Agnon (1887–1970), which remained unfinished and was posthumously published, is one of the classics of modern Hebrew literature. The stories and novels by Agnon, who received the Nobel Prize in 1966 together with Nelly Sachs (Todesfuge), had an essential influence on the formative development of modern Hebrew, as well as on Hebrew literature as a whole. Agnon was born in Habsburg Galicia and was famili…

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Necker, Gerold, “Shira”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 02 October 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0780>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20221116

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