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Cynthia Ozick


Born
in New York City, The United States
April 17, 1928

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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 emerged in recent years...Judaism has given to her what Catholicism gave to Flannery O'Connor."

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Average rating: 3.72 · 34,089 ratings · 3,262 reviews · 78 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Shawl

3.90 avg rating — 4,032 ratings — published 1989 — 32 editions
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Heir to the Glimmering World

3.17 avg rating — 1,984 ratings — published 2004 — 29 editions
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Foreign Bodies

3.17 avg rating — 1,733 ratings — published 2010 — 22 editions
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The Puttermesser Papers

3.61 avg rating — 1,319 ratings — published 1997 — 16 editions
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Antiquities

3.43 avg rating — 837 ratings — published 2021 — 9 editions
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The Messiah of Stockholm

3.54 avg rating — 627 ratings — published 1987 — 17 editions
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Dictation: A Quartet

3.36 avg rating — 301 ratings — published 2008
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The Cannibal Galaxy

3.64 avg rating — 212 ratings — published 1983 — 13 editions
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The Pagan Rabbi and Other S...

3.81 avg rating — 192 ratings — published 1971 — 10 editions
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Quarrel & Quandary: Essays

3.97 avg rating — 183 ratings — published 2000 — 5 editions
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“We take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.”
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“What we remember from childhood we remember forever - permanent ghosts, stamped, inked, imprinted, eternally seen.”
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“If we had to say what writing is, we would have to define it essentially as an act of courage.”
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Polls

April 2017 Short Story Poll

Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton, 128 pages, 1911
 
  54 votes, 18.2%

A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen, 122 pages, 1879
 
  54 votes, 18.2%

 
  39 votes, 13.1%

 
  31 votes, 10.4%

 
  22 votes, 7.4%

Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu, 108 pages, 1872
 
  22 votes, 7.4%

 
  20 votes, 6.7%

 
  14 votes, 4.7%

2BRO2B by Kurt Vonnegut,30 pages, 1962
 
  14 votes, 4.7%

 
  12 votes, 4.0%

The Shawl by Cynthia Ozick, 69 pages, 1989
 
  10 votes, 3.4%

The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen, 94 pages, 1894
 
  5 votes, 1.7%

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