Metaphor & Memory

by Cynthia Ozick

Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group | September 3, 1991 | Trade Paperback

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From the author of The Messiah of Stockholm and Art and Ardor comes a new collection of supple, provocative, and intellectually dazzling essays. In Metaphor & Memory, Cynthia Ozick writes about Saul Bellow and Henry James, William Gaddis and Primo Levi. She observes the tug-of-war between written and spoken language and the complex relation between art''s contrivances and its moral truths. She has given us an exceptional book that demonstrates the possibilities of literature even as it explores them.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 300 pages, 8.2 × 5.2 × 0.5 in

Published: September 3, 1991

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0679734252

ISBN - 13: 9780679734253

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Metaphor & Memory

by Cynthia Ozick

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 300 pages, 8.2 × 5.2 × 0.5 in

Published: September 3, 1991

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0679734252

ISBN - 13: 9780679734253

About the Book

From the author of The Messiah of Stockholm and Art and Ardor comes a new collection of supple, provocative, and intellectually dazzling essays. In Metaphor & Memory, Cynthia Ozick writes about Saul Bellow and Henry James, William Gaddis and Primo Levi. She observes the tug-of-war between written and spoken language and the complex relation between art's contrivances and its moral truths. She has given us an exceptional book that demonstrates the possibilities of literature even as it explores them.

From the Publisher

From the author of The Messiah of Stockholm and Art and Ardor comes a new collection of supple, provocative, and intellectually dazzling essays. In Metaphor & Memory, Cynthia Ozick writes about Saul Bellow and Henry James, William Gaddis and Primo Levi. She observes the tug-of-war between written and spoken language and the complex relation between art''s contrivances and its moral truths. She has given us an exceptional book that demonstrates the possibilities of literature even as it explores them.

About the Author

Writer Cynthia Ozick grew up in the Bronx and attended New York University, where she earned a B. A., and The Ohio State University, where she earned a Ph.D. Ozick wrote the novel Trust, and the short stories "The Sense of Europe", which was published in Prairie Schooner, and "The Shawl", which was included in The World of the Short Story. Her work has also appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, Partisan Review, and Esquire. Ozick has received a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Harold Straus Living Award from the American Academy and National Institute of Arts and Letters.

From Our Editors

In Metaphor & Memory, Cynthia Ozick writes about Saul Bellow and Henry James, William Gaddis and Primo Levi. She observes the tug-of-war between written and spoken language and the complex relation between art's contrivances and its moral truths.

Editorial Reviews

"As an essayist, Cynthia Ozick is a very good storyteller. Her arguments are plots....They twist and turn, digress, slow down and speed up, surprise with sudden illuminations.... She likes to spin and sparkle.... Insight, feeling, and the writer''s art come together."-- The New York Times Book Review

"Plenitude...[a] brilliant collection of essays....daring but wholly persuasive." -- Chicago Tribune

"To read Cynthia Ozick is to be borne along by a mind passionately and intellectually engaged." -- Newsday
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