Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)
Published: October 5, 2011
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0307807886
ISBN - 13: 9780307807885
From the Publisher
In her new collection of essays, Cynthia Ozick, everywhere
acclaimed as a critic, novelist, and storyteller, examines some of
the world's most illustrious writers and their work, tackles
compelling contemporary literary and moral issues, and looks into
the wellsprings of her own lifelong engagement with
She writes--quarrelsomely--about Crime and
Punishment, about William Styron's Sophie's
Choice, about the Book of Job. She inquires into the
subterranean dispositions and quandaries of Kafka and Henry James.
She discusses the difficulties inherent in the translation of great
books, whether into film or into another language.
She explores what she calls "the selfishness of art" and courts
controversy with her views on The Diary of Anne
Frank and its transformation for the stage. Her
reflections on the "rights of history" and the "rights of
imagination" tap a profound concern for truth in regard to the
Holocaust. She considers the shifting splendors of New York City,
past and present. And she revisits her youth more deeply and with
more feeling--and comedy--than ever before, in essays that reveal
some of the formative experiences of her life as a writer.
Quarrel & Quandary is a literary event and a
cause for celebration.
From the Hardcover edition.