A Cynthia Ozick Reader

by Cynthia Ozick
Editor Elaine M Kauvar

Indiana University Press | May 22, 1996 | Trade Paperback |

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"[Ozick''s] range of influences is obvious in the fine selections of poems and short stories as well as essays from Art & Ardor (1983) and Metaphor and Memory (1989) that Kauvar has so sensitively chosen." --Booklist

"[This collection reflects] the imaginative, inventive, and insightful Ozick. Some of the best of Ozick as poet, essayist, and fiction writer is represented in A Cynthia Ozick Reader." --Library Journal

"Gathered here are some bristling, incandescent tales and thorny essays that show Ozick at her finest." --The Seattle Times

Cynthia Ozick is among the ten most important writers in North America today. This Reader brings her manifold talents together in a sampler of the many genres she explores. The poems, stories, and essays in this collection burst with all the energy of her capacious imagination. For those who have always lauded her, the Reader offers a representative selection; those new to Cynthia Ozick''s work will revel in the discovery of a major writer.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 352 Pages, 5.91 × 9.06 × 0.79 in

Published: May 22, 1996

Publisher: Indiana University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0253210534

ISBN - 13: 9780253210531

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A Cynthia Ozick Reader

by Cynthia Ozick
Editor Elaine M Kauvar

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 352 Pages, 5.91 × 9.06 × 0.79 in

Published: May 22, 1996

Publisher: Indiana University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0253210534

ISBN - 13: 9780253210531

Table of Contents

Poems

"Greeks"
"The Fish in the Net"
"The 17 questions of Rabbi Zusya"
"Footnote to Lord Action"
"Commuter''s Train through Harlem"
"Caryatid"
"When that with tragic rapture Moses"

Fiction

Selection from Trust
"Envy"
"Virility"
"A Mercenary"
"Puttermesser: Her Work History, Her Ancestry, Her Afterlife"
"Puttermesser and Xanthippe"
"At Fumicaro"

Essays

"Mrs. Virginia Woolf: A Madwoman and Her Nurse"
"Justice (Again) to Edith Wharton"
"Justice to Feminism:2. "Literature and the Politics of Sex; A Dissent"
"The Lesson of the Master"
"Washington Square, 1946"
"The Question of our Speech: The Return to Aural Culture"
"Crocodiled Moats in the Kingdom of Letters"
"Portrait of the Artist as a Bad Character"

From the Publisher

"[Ozick''s] range of influences is obvious in the fine selections of poems and short stories as well as essays from Art & Ardor (1983) and Metaphor and Memory (1989) that Kauvar has so sensitively chosen." --Booklist

"[This collection reflects] the imaginative, inventive, and insightful Ozick. Some of the best of Ozick as poet, essayist, and fiction writer is represented in A Cynthia Ozick Reader." --Library Journal

"Gathered here are some bristling, incandescent tales and thorny essays that show Ozick at her finest." --The Seattle Times

Cynthia Ozick is among the ten most important writers in North America today. This Reader brings her manifold talents together in a sampler of the many genres she explores. The poems, stories, and essays in this collection burst with all the energy of her capacious imagination. For those who have always lauded her, the Reader offers a representative selection; those new to Cynthia Ozick''s work will revel in the discovery of a major writer.

From the Jacket

Cynthia Ozick is on anybody''s list of the ten most important writers in North American today. But she has yet to have her ''break out'' book or to achieve anything that remotely approaches a readership commensurate with her talent. This Reader seeks to bring her manifold talents to a wider audience. The poems, stories, and essays in this collection exemplify the energy and capaciousness that characterize her imagination.

About the Author

ELAINE M. KAUVAR is Professor of English at Baruch College (CUNY). She is the author of Cynthia Ozick''s Fiction: Tradition and Invention.

From Our Editors

Cynthia Ozick is on anybody's list of the ten most important writers in North American today. But she has yet to have her 'break out' book or to achieve anything that remotely approaches a readership commensurate with her talent. This Reader seeks to bring her manifold talents to a wider audience. The poems, stories, and essays in this collection exemplify the energy and capaciousness that characterize her imagination.
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