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Avner Falk

been “lost” by her father during his travels and periods of homelessness. 105 Did Agnon destroy some of his wife’s angrier letters? Agnon’s reference to Esther’s belief in “Freud’s method” was as ironic as it was ambivalent. He wanted her to believe that his slip of the pen proved his love for her

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Avner Falk

where Agnon lived from 1921 to 1924, the young man’s Jewish faith was weak; he wavered between belief and atheism. In 1921, when his first child, a daughter, was born, he named her Emuna, to bolster his own religious faith. He vacillated about it, just as he did about anything and anybody who was very

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Avner Falk

, 35 Agnon’s father effaced his own personality and beliefs in order to live in harmony with his domineering wife. Esther Czaczkes was a “soft, sickly woman with a strong bent for literature and poetry” 36 but her character was far more complicated; she was at once weak and strong; she dominated the

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Avner Falk

Semy, Agnon had raped her. 171 The adjective used by the Felsensteins to describe Semy was anständig . 172 His family believed that his second engagement to Else had not been consummated by sexual relations. This was a case of unconscious denial. The belief of the Felsensteins that Agnon had raped

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Avner Falk

, expressed a similar feeling. In 1927, after reading Freud’s Future of an Illusion , 95 in which the illusion was religion and the belief in God, Rolland wrote to Freud about his “oceanic feeling” of oneness with the universe, which was his religion. 96 Freud believed that Rolland’s “oceanic feeling

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Deirdre Fernand

belief in the power and potential of the machine and industrial technology; a rejection of applied ornament and decoration; an embrace of abstraction; and a belief in the unity of all the arts. 16 These different factions within Modernism were all to reveal themselves throughout the 1930s: at the heart

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Rachel Dickson

told the tribunal this in his belief that it would raise his standing in their eyes and exempt him from internment! The opposite, as anyone might guess, was the case and Jacky only narrowly escaped being shipped off to Canada and was sent to the Isle of Man instead. 35 Jacky was associated with

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Avner Falk

young scholar believed that he had deciphered the “spiritual” meaning of Agnon’s Book of Deeds , and, indeed, of his entire literary work: the author’s religious belief was threatened by his “demonic” inner forces that were tearing it apart. Taking a black-and-white view of the author’s inner conflict