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Ozick, Cynthia

Works: 401 works in 1,279 publications in 14 languages and 44,032 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Essays  Short stories  Personal correspondence  Screenplays  Drama  Diaries  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Editor, Dissertant, Other, Correspondent, Bibliographic antecedent, win
Classifications: PS3565.Z5, 813.54
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Foreign bodies by Cynthia Ozick( Book )

53 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a retelling of Henry James's "The Ambassadors" that follows the efforts of divorced schoolteacher Bea Nightingale to navigate a turbulent year spent with her estranged brother's family
The shawl by Cynthia Ozick( Book )

45 editions published between 1980 and 2021 in 8 languages and held by 1,845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short story and a novella which, together, tell an exquisitely powerful and moving tale of the Holocaust. Both The Shawl and Rosa won first prize in the O. Henry Prize Stories and were chosen for Best American Short Stories
Heir to the glimmering world by Cynthia Ozick( Book )

34 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 1,689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cynthia Ozick is an American master at the height of her powers in Heir to the Glimmering World, a grand romantic novel of desire, fame, fanaticism, and unimaginable reversals of fortune. Ozick takes us to the outskirts of the Bronx in the 1930s, as New York fills with Europe"s ousted dreamers, turned overnight into refugees. Rose Meadows unknowingly enters this world when she answers an ambiguous want ad for an "assistant" to a Herr Mitwisser, the patriarch of a large, chaotic household. Rosie, orphaned at eighteen, has been living with her distant relative Bertram, who sparks her first erotic desires. But just as he begins to return her affection, his lover, a radical socialist named Ninel (Lenin spelled backward), turns her out. And so Rosie takes refuge from love among refugees of world upheaval. Cast out from Berlin"s elite, the Mitwissers live at the whim of a mysterious benefactor, James A'Bair. Professor Mitwisser is a terrifying figure, obsessed with his arcane research. His distraught wife, Elsa, once a prominent physicist, is becoming unhinged. Their willful sixteen-year-old daughter runs the household: the exquisite, enigmatic Anneliese. Rosie's place here is uncertain, and she finds her fate hanging on the arrival of James. Inspired by the real Christopher Robin, James is the Bear Boy, the son of a famous children's author who recreated James as the fanciful subject of his books. Also a kind of refugee, James runs from his own fame, a boy adored by the world but grown into a bitter man. It is Anneliese's fierce longing that draws James back to this troubled house, and it is Rosie who must help them all resist James's reckless orbit. Ozick lovingly evokes these perpetual outsiders thrown together by surprising chance. The hard times they inherit still hold glimmers of past hopes and future dreams. Heir to the Glimmering World is a generous delight
The Messiah of Stockholm : a novel by Cynthia Ozick( Book )

57 editions published between 1987 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 1,548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lars, orphaned in Poland during World War II and brought up in Sweden by a begrudging foster family, becomes obsessed with the notion that he is the son of a legendary Polish writer killed by the Nazis
The Puttermesser papers by Cynthia Ozick( Book )

43 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ruth Puttermesser lives in New York City. Her learning is monumental; her love life is minimal. And her most idle fantasies have a disconcerting tendency to come true. She yearns for a daughter and promptly creates one, unassisted, in the form of the first recorded female golem - a Jewish mythological homunculus. She also manages to get herself elected mayor. Then Puttermesser inadvisably contemplates the afterlife, whereupon she is immediately hurtled into it headlong and discovers, at the end of it all, that a paradise found is also paradise lost
The cannibal galaxy by Cynthia Ozick( Book )

71 editions published between 1983 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 1,395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Because he was permitted to survive World War II, French Jew, Joseph Brill has dedicated his life to the exhortation of his childhood rabbi--to teach. As principal of a school in the American midwest, he teaches his version of enlightenment hoping to make a difference. But all he sees around him is debilitating mediocrity until the brilliant Hester Lilt enrolls her daughter in his school
The complete works of Isaac Babel by I Babelʹ( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 1,368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the collected short stories of a master of the form, along with his letters, plays, diaries, and screenplays
Quarrel & quandary : essays by Cynthia Ozick( Book )

28 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and held by 1,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays in which Cynthia Ozick examines the works of some of the world's most illustrious writers
The pagan rabbi, and other stories by Cynthia Ozick( Book )

44 editions published between 1971 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dictation : a quartet by Cynthia Ozick( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Dutch and held by 1,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four stories of comedy, deception, and revenge (including one previously unpublished) showcases heroes who suffer from willful self-deceit
Art & ardor : essays by Cynthia Ozick( Book )

20 editions published between 1983 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Levitation, five fictions by Cynthia Ozick( Book )

42 editions published between 1981 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of five stories which play upon the theme of deception and the inability to see
Metaphor & memory : essays by Cynthia Ozick( Book )

35 editions published between 1980 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alternate ISBN: 0-394-54701-2
Bloodshed and three novellas by Cynthia Ozick( Book )

26 editions published between 1976 and 1995 in English and Hebrew and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seize the day by Saul Bellow( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2018 in English and held by 856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Tommy Wilhelm, an honest, hard-working man who has lost his job, his girlfriend, and part of his sanity as he heads to New York to pick up the pieces of his life
Fame & folly : essays by Cynthia Ozick( Book )

17 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry James, magisterial psychologist, remains at the mercy of his own mysterious psyche. Anthony Trollope's masterliness is obscured, first by charges of writing too much and too fast, and then by cultism. Salman Rushdie's gifts are assailed amid bitter contemporary controversy. And the secret pulse of ambition (and loss) is exposed in the brokenhearted waywardness of the once-celebrated and now nearly forgotten writer Alfred Chester
Rescuers : portraits of moral courage in the Holocaust by Gay Block( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2020 in English and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who are the rescuers, the men and women whose gripping personal narratives make up the core of this remarkable book? Why did they risk everything - their livelihoods, their homes, their lives, and even those of their families - to save Jews marked for death during the Holocaust? Are they ordinary people, as they themselves claim, or truly heroic? Malka Drucker and Gay Block spent three years visiting 105 rescuers from ten countries. Their psychologically revealing interviews and photographs speak directly to us in powerful words and images. Block's full-page color portraits accompany each narrative, inviting us to look at these men and women as they are today, people whose faces resemble our own. Would we act as they did? In their own words, forty-nine of the rescuers present a vivid picture of their lives before, during, and after the war as they grapple with the question of why they acted with humanity in a time of barbarism and whether they would do it again. Their stories - infused with the deep memory that engages a terrible past - are unforgettable. Louisa Steenstra relives the Nazis' murder of her husband and of the Jews they were hiding in their attic in the Netherlands; Antonin Kalina of Czechoslovakia relates how he deceived the SS to save 1,300 children in Buchenwald. Others recall how they smuggled Jews out of the ghettos; worked in resistance movements; forged passports and baptismal certificates; hid Jews in cellars, barns, and behind false walls; shared their meager food rations; secretly disposed of waste; and raised Jewish children as their own. A landmark volume that includes maps, historic photographs from family collections, and a comprehensive introduction by Malka Drucker, Rescuers makes a vital contribution to our understanding of the Holocaust, of the complex factors that made some people refuse the role of passive bystander, and of the profound psychological and ethical issues that still perplex us. When asked about the prospects for acts of moral courage today, rescuer Liliane Gaffney told the authors: "It's very difficult for a generation raised looking out for Number One to understand it. This is something totally unknown here. But there, if you didn't live for others as well as yourself it wasn't worth living." For Jan Karski, however, the legacy of the rescuers is one of affirmation: "Do not lose hope in humanity." In the end, what is perhaps most striking about the rescuers is their modesty and simple humanness; yet, as Cynthia Ozick concludes in the Prologue, "It is from these undeniably heroic and principled few that we can learn the full resonance of civilization."
The din in the head : essays by Cynthia Ozick( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in English and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents essays addressing a range of literary, historical, and moral issues, covering the joys of literature in the works of such writers as Leo Tolstoy, Saul Bellow, and Sylvia Plath, as well as the author's early literary endeavors
Critics, monsters, fanatics, and other literary essays by Cynthia Ozick( Book )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a collection that includes new essays written explicitly for this volume, one of our sharpest and most influential critics confronts the past, present, and future of literary culture. If every outlet for book criticism suddenly disappeared -- if all we had were reviews that treated books like any other commodity -- could the novel survive? In a gauntlet-throwing essay at the start of this brilliant assemblage, Cynthia Ozick stakes the claim that, just as surely as critics require a steady supply of new fiction, novelists need great critics to build a vibrant community on the foundation of literary history. For decades, Ozick herself has been one of our great critics, as these essays so clearly display. She offers models of critical analysis of writers from the mid-twentieth century to today, from Saul Bellow, Bernard Malamud, and Kafka, to William Gass and Martin Amis, all assembled in provocatively named groups: Fanatics, Monsters, Figures, and others. Uncompromising and brimming with insight, these essays are essential reading for anyone facing the future of literature in the digital age"--
Trust by Cynthia Ozick( Book )

32 editions published between 1966 and 2005 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plain, unhappy girl describes her life with her pretty, ambitious mother who is determined to make the girl's step-father an Ambassador
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The shawl
The shawlHeir to the glimmering worldThe Messiah of Stockholm : a novelThe Puttermesser papersThe cannibal galaxyThe complete works of Isaac BabelQuarrel & quandary : essaysThe pagan rabbi, and other stories
Alternative Names
Cynthia Ozick Amerikaans romanschrijfster

Cynthia Ozick écrivain américaine

Cynthia Ozick escriptora estatunidenca

Cynthia Ozick escritora estadounidense

Cynthia Ozick pisarka amerykańska

Cynthia Ozick scríbhneoir Meiriceánach

Cynthia Ozick scrittrice statunitense

Cynthia Ozick shkrimtare amerikane

Cynthia Ozick US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin jüdischer Herkunft

Cynthia Ozick yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija

Ozic, Sintia 1928-

Ozik, Sintija 1928-

ʾWziyq Šwšanah 1928-....

Озик, Синтия

Озик, Синтия 1928-

Озик, Синтия Американская писательница

Синтия Озик

אוזיק, סינתיה

אוזיק, סינתיה 1928-

סינטיא אזיק

סינתיה אוזיק

סינתיה אוזיק סופרת אמריקאית

سينثيا أوزيك كاتبة أمريكية

オジック, シンシア