Most widely held works about Cynthia Ozick
Most widely held works by Cynthia Ozick
Heir to the glimmering world by Cynthia Ozick ( Book )
28 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,125 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 shawl by Cynthia Ozick ( Book )
40 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in 8 languages and held by 1,896 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.
Foreign bodies by Cynthia Ozick ( Book )
10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,614 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 Puttermesser papers by Cynthia Ozick ( Book )
23 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,546 libraries worldwide
A rollicking extravaganza on Ruth Puttermesser, a woman lawyer who with the help of a genie becomes mayor of New York. Her real ambition, however, is to be a mother, but for that she has to wait until she is murdered and goes to heaven, where she meets the child's father. By the author of The Shawl.
The Messiah of Stockholm : a novel by Cynthia Ozick ( Book )
25 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 1,467 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 cannibal galaxy by Cynthia Ozick ( Book )
39 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 1,460 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 )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 1,385 libraries worldwide
Presents the collected short stories of a master of the form, along with his letters, plays, diaries, and screenplays.
Dictation : a quartet by Cynthia Ozick ( Book )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,147 libraries worldwide
Four stories of comedy, deception, and revenge (including one previously unpublished) showcases heroes who suffer from willful self-deceit. These not-so-innocents proceed from self-deception to deceiving others, who do not take it lightly. The novella "Dictation" imagines a fateful meeting between the secretaries to Henry James and Joseph Conrad at the peak of their fame. Timid Miss Hallowes, who types for Conrad, comes under the influence of James's Miss Bosanquet, high-spirited, flirtatious, and scheming. In a masterstroke of genius, Ozick hatches a plot between them to insert themselves into posterity.--From publisher description.
Quarrel & quandary : essays by Cynthia Ozick ( Book )
15 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,107 libraries worldwide
Art & ardor : essays by Cynthia Ozick ( Book )
9 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,004 libraries worldwide
Partial Contents: (1) Remembering Maurice Samuels (2) Justice to Feminism.
The pagan rabbi, and other stories by Cynthia Ozick ( Book )
24 editions published between 1971 and 1997 in English and held by 966 libraries worldwide
Levitation, five fictions by Cynthia Ozick ( Book )
18 editions published between 1981 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 876 libraries worldwide
Bloodshed and three novellas by Cynthia Ozick ( Book )
16 editions published between 1976 and 1995 in English and held by 863 libraries worldwide
The din in the head : essays by Cynthia Ozick ( Book )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 844 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.
Fame & folly : essays by Cynthia Ozick ( Book )
12 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 835 libraries worldwide
From one of America's great literary figures, a new collection of essays on eminent writers and their work, and on the war between life and art. The perilous intersection of writers' lives with public and private dooms is the fertile subject of many of these remarkable essays. Written with wit and passion, they touch on the inmost identity of literature and the literary artist - with biographical, historical, and psychological overtones. T. S. Eliot sympathizes with fascists, Isaac Babel rides with Red Cossacks - yet both are luminous shapers of modernism. Modernism itself is resisted by the American cultural establishment.
Metaphor & memory : essays by Cynthia Ozick ( Book )
9 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 831 libraries worldwide
Alternate ISBN: 0-394-54701-2.
An introduction to The death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy by Dan Stone ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 814 libraries worldwide
Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of Leo Tolstoy's The death of Ivan Ilyich, a novel about Christian faith and the nature of life and death.
Seize the day by Saul Bellow ( Book )
9 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 734 libraries worldwide
Fading charmer Tommy Wilhelm has reached his day of reckoning and is scared. In his forties, he still retains a boyish impetuousness that has brought him to the brink of chaos: He is separated from his wife and children, at odds with his vain, successful father, failed in his acting career (a Hollywood agent once cast him as the "type that loses the girl"), and in a financial mess. In the course of one climactic day he reviews his past mistakes and spiritual malaise, until a mysterious, philosophizing con man grants him a glorious, illuminating moment of truth and understanding, and offers him one last hope.
An introduction to The shawl by Cynthia Ozick by Adam Kampe ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 695 libraries worldwide
Discusses the theme and characters in Ozick's novel and includes excerpts from the book and background information on the author.
A Cynthia Ozick reader by Cynthia Ozick ( Book )
7 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 612 libraries worldwide
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