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'The Shawl' by Cynthia Ozick

The Shawl by Cynthia Ozick, 1981

The magic trick:

Transporting the reader into an extraordinary historical setting through the universality of human experience

I remember reading this story in a Short Fiction class during my sophomore year of college. 445 more words


Quotable Women ~ February 26th

“We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.”

~ Cynthia Ozick, b. 1928, American-Jewish Short Story Writer, Novelist, & Essayist


Adaptation. (2002)

I have no idea who Charlie Kaufman is. I’m aware that he’s a screenwriter, that for a while he was known mostly as “the Being John Malkovich… 799 more words

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Refugees from Nazis Lost in America

Heir to the Glimmering World

by Cynthia Ozick (Houghton Mifflin, 2004, 310 pp.)

Brilliant! A wonder and a joy! It’s the mid-1930s and Herr Professor and Frau Mitwisser, being Jews, have fled Hitler’s Germany with their big family. 379 more words

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Because you were strangers in the land of Egypt

For centuries, Jews have watched, helplessly, their synagogues burned to the ground.

Now, with state power, comes this:

In the clearest indication of the growing dangers threatening Al-Aqsa Mosque, in an opinion piece published on Saturday, Haaretz discussed a group of rabbis who met to discuss the scheme for the establishment of the Third Temple on the ruins of the mosque.

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Lars Felt an Onion-String of Joy

Note: Ignore my mistake that this is the 3rd lecture! It is obviously our fourth amazing journey.

Cynthia Ozick’s Messiah of Stockholm is the first book we will be reading that takes on the legacy of Bruno Schulz and brings him into the present. 1,206 more words

Bruno Schulz