The Nobel Prize in Literature 1966

Shmuel Yosef Agnon

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Prize share: 1/2

Nelly Sachs

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Prize share: 1/2

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1966 was divided equally between Shmuel Yosef Agnon "for his profoundly characteristic narrative art with motifs from the life of the Jewish people" and Nelly Sachs "for her outstanding lyrical and dramatic writing, which interprets Israel's destiny with touching strength."

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