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Portrait of an Essay- Rhetorical Analysis

     An article simply fulfills the author’s purpose whereas an essay behaves like poetry, flowing and engaging. The article is colorless while the essay is vivid. Through this mantra, Cynthia Ozick honors the essay and discredits the article. 496 more words


Ozick's Opening Salvo

The Pagan Rabbi and Other Stories by Cynthia Ozick. 270 pp. Knopf, 1971.

Cynthia Ozick’s ear for the vernacular cadences of Jewish-American English is equal to the great writers of her generation. 1,225 more words

Cryptoquote Spoilers - 10/10/17 - 10/14/17

October 10, 2017

“The finest clothing made is a person’s skin, but, of course, society demands something more than this.”   —   Mark Twain

(That’s because too many of us are either fat, or wrinkly!  202 more words


“Magda was quiet, but her eyes were horribly alive, like blue tigers.”

-Cynthia Ozick


Tolstoy Journal, June 5, 2017: The Angel of Silence

The map above is from the Modern Library edition of The Cossacks, a translation by Peter Constantine with an introduction by Cynthia Ozick from which I want to include passages in here. 1,030 more words

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The Seam of the Snail by Cynthia Ozick

The intention of the essay is to compare and contrast the styles of excellence between the author and her mother.

Imagery: The author of “The Seam of the Snail” uses strong imagery throughout the essay to provide visuals for the audience and to invoke emotion in the reader. 562 more words


2. The Messiah of Stockholm, Cynthia Ozick (1987)

The book reviewer begins his day at seven in the evening. His life proceeds according to unvarying routine. Marriage, fatherhood and companionship are relics of a distant and improbably quotidian past: “he had no wife; his apartment was no bigger than a crack in the wall, and any visitor was a biennial event.” Favoring esoteric literature, his newspaper column is relegated to the unpopular Monday slot. 1,765 more words