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Writing Because You Must

When I first crossed the border into Canada, I found some things familiar, and I liked a lot of what was not. I mean, in the goddess category, there’s… 97 more words

"I Write Because I Simply Must!"

A great interview with the delightful Cynthia Ozick, author of Critics, Monsters, Fanatics and Other Literary Essays, at npr books

Ms. Ozick laments the loss of a literary culture, when the publication of a “serious literary novel was an exuberant community event.” The last time a book caused a such a reaction was Harry Potter. 193 more words

Nothing is more poisonous to steady recognition than death: how often is a writer—lauded, feted, bemedaled—plummeted into eclipse no more than a year or two after the final departure?

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Cynthia Ozick's 'Critics, Monsters, Fanatics' is Brilliant, Maddening

Of the three literary types listed in the title of Cynthia Ozick’s Critics, Monsters, Fanatics, and Other Literary Essays, the author hews closest to the “fanatic,” or at least that’s what she told Giles Harvey in a New York Times Magazine… 751 more words


Heir to a Glimmering World (The Bear Boy) Book Review

So I recently just finished reading Heir to a Glimmering World or The Bear Boy, as its known in the UK. I originally picked it up because the inside flap of the book and the back cover were FULL of praises for the author, Cynthia Ozick. 1,246 more words

Book Review

#660 Heir to the Glimmering World by Cynthia Ozick

Heir to the Glimmering World by Cynthia Ozick

Rose’s father always told her that her mother died when she was born, but Rose has one or two memories that say otherwise. 501 more words


Cynthia Ozick's "The Shawl"

How to describe this book? Even its format defies categorization. In “The Shawl”, Cynthia Ozick has paired a short story and a novella with the same characters separated by more than thirty years. 410 more words