Many of the works written by Shmuel Yosef Agnon (AHG-nahn) are available in two comprehensive collections, both titled Kol sippurav shel Shmuel Yosef Agnon. The first volume of the first collection appeared in 1931 in Berlin. The collection included two novels, The Bridal Canopy, parts 1 and 2, and A Simple Story, and three collections of short stories, Me-az ume-’ata (1931; from then and from now), Sipure ahavim (1931; stories of lovers), and Beshuva vanachat (1935; with repentance and joy). This edition was expanded to eleven volumes: Volumes 7 and 8, including the novel A Guest for the Night and a collection of stories, Elu ve’elu (1941; of this and that), were printed in Jerusalem. Volumes 9 through 11, published both in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, included the novel Only Yesterday and two more volumes of short stories, Samukh venir’e (1951; near and apparent) and Ad hena (1952; To This Day, 2008). The second comprehensive collection of Agnon’s work was published in Tel Aviv in eight volumes, seven of them in 1953 and another in 1962.
In addition to his fiction, Agnon published a number of nonfiction works. They include Yamim nora’im (1938; Days of Awe, 1948), an anthology of High Holiday traditions; Sefer, sofer, vesipur (1938; book, writer, and story), excerpts on booklore from various sources; Atem re’item (1959; Present at Sinai: The Giving of the Law, 1994), a compilation of rabbinic responsa; and Sifrehem shel tsadikim (1961; tales of the Zaddikim), stories of the Baal Shem Tov and his disciples. Posthumous publications of Agnon’s works include the two novels Shira and Bachanuto shel Mar Lublin (in Mr. Lublin’s store); three collections of stories, one concerning Agnon’s hometown in Galicia, titled’Ir u-melo’ah (1973; a city and the fullness thereof), and two others, Lifnim min hachomah (1975; inside the wall) and Pitche dvarim (1977; introductions); a book of Agnon’s letters and speeches, Meatsmi el atsmi (1976; from myself to myself); and a work tracing Agnon’s family tree, Korot batenu (1979; pillars of our house). Some of his works have been translated into French, Spanish, and German.