“At the Outset of the Day”: Mystical Aspects of Clothing and Books in the Work of S. Y. Agnon Cover Image
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“At the Outset of the Day”: Mystical Aspects of Clothing and Books in the Work of S. Y. Agnon
“At the Outset of the Day”: Mystical Aspects of Clothing and Books in the Work of S. Y. Agnon

Author(s): Nitza Davidovich
Subject(s): Social history, History of Judaism
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego
Keywords: S. Y. Agnon; “At the Outset of the Day”; Bible

Summary/Abstract: The story “At the Outset of the Day” by S. Y. Agnon is short, but contains many meanings. It is a story about a father whose daughter’s dress burns to ashes, and who throughout the story attempts, unsuccessfully, to cover her nakedness. As the article shows, the story can be defined as symbolic, with a connotative level open to interpretation as well as biblical foundations and symbols that express its hidden level.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 14
  • Page Range: 155-170
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: English