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It is the stories upon which Cynthia Ozick's literary reputation rests. She writes about bitterness, cruelty and compulsion with brutal acuity and tenderness. She has created a timeless collection in which Greek mythology, superstition and the religious and cultural experience of the Jewish diaspora in America collide. In these stories, we see Ozick defining herself and he ...more
Paperback, 512 pages
Published November 15th 2007 by Phoenix/Orion (first published 2007)
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Sean
Prickly, irritated, disjointed, POV-jumping, full of angry people either too young or too old, hyper-intellectual, the sort of stories that include letters and the characters' own journals inside them-- you want to simultaneously share it with everyone and keep it a secret as you read.
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May 30, 2011 Jane rated it really liked it
Ozick is a brilliant writer but I couldn't finish this collection - too heavy for me at this time in my life.
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Recipient of the first Rea Award for the Short Story (in 1976; other winners Rea honorees include Lorrie Moore, John Updike, Alice Munro), an American Academy of Arts and Letters Mildred and Harold Strauss Living Award, and the PEN/Malamud award in 2008.

Upon publication of her 1983 The Shawl, Edmund White wrote in the New York Times, "Miss Ozick strikes me as the best American writer to have emerg
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