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. 1,226 more words
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
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
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