The Shawl by Cynthia OzickThe Shawl by Cynthia Ozick

The Shawl

byCynthia Ozick

Paperback | August 29, 1990

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A devastating vision of the Holocaust and the unfillable emptiness it left in the lives of those who passed through it.
Cynthia Ozick, a recipient of a Lannan Award for fiction and a National Book Critics Circle winner for essays, is the author of Trust, The Messiah of Stockholm, The Shawl, and The Puttermesser Papers. She lives in New York.
Title:The ShawlFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 8 × 5.2 × 0.26 inPublished:August 29, 1990Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0679729267

ISBN - 13:9780679729266

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful-A must read I actually bought this book after a comment by a reviewer on this site. I was blown away. Its a short book which manages to conjure all sorts of emotion. At first glance this book may seem like a simple read, but the content is SO complicated. Cynthia Ozick beautifully gives voice to a tragic story.
Date published: 2011-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Will to Live In The Shawl short story Ozik uses vivid, intensely emotional language to movingly portray the will of the human body to survive - sometimes past the point of emotional and spiritual survival. This story made me wonder whether anyone ever really knows in advance of it happening, to what lengths each of us would go if faced with life threatening circumstances? This jarring little story is painful accounting of a personal experience of horror.
Date published: 2000-03-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing! I read this book for a school project on prejudice relationships. This book was very well written, showed how beeing in a concentration camp really screws someone up. And the main lesson: Keep the truth of your background to yourself, because in the end it may hurt you.
Date published: 1999-06-14

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A short story and a novella which, together, tell an exquisitely powerful and moving tale of the Holocaust. Both The Shawl and Rosa won first prize in the O. Henry Prize Stories and were chosen for Best American Short Stories.