256 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.63 in
June 2, 2007
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0618872582
ISBN - 13: 9780618872589
From the Publisher
One of America's foremost novelists and critics, Cynthia Ozick has won praise and provoked debate for taking on challenging literary, historical, and moral issues. In her spirited essay collection The Din in the Head, she focuses on the essential joys of great literature. With razor-sharp wit and an inspiring joie de vivre, Ozick investigates unexpected byways in the works of Leo Tolstoy, Saul Bellow, Helen Keller, Isaac Babel, Sylvia Plath, Susan Sontag, and Henry James, among others. Throughout this bracing collection, she celebrates the curative power of the literary imagination.
About the Author
CYNTHIA OZICK is the author of numerous acclaimed works of fiction and nonfiction. She is a recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the Man Booker International Prize. Her stories have won four O. Henry first prizes.
"This essay collection on the joys of literature presents ÝOzick¨ at the height of her critical powers...Highly recommended."