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“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


The Shawl by Cynthia Ozick

There was something familiar about this story, but I couldn’t put my finger on it until I got to the end. I then realized that I had been horrified of the story once before as a teenager in English class. 310 more words


Welcome to History Month

As we are almost half way through with the month of March, I find it high time that I get going with this month’s genre. I have been battling some depression the last couple of weeks which leads me to want to do nothing. 384 more words


Gratitude ~ Days 1 & 2

I have decided to do a daily, short and succinct, ‘gratitude’ post, and the seed for this idea came about because so many nice things have happened to me lately. 278 more words