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Ozick, Cynthia

Overview
Works: 316 works in 912 publications in 14 languages and 41,537 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Biography  History 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Correspondent, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3565.Z5, 813.54
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Foreign bodies by Cynthia Ozick( Book )

37 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,114 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 )

48 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 1,971 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 )

24 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,924 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 Puttermesser papers by Cynthia Ozick( Book )

30 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ruth Puttermesser lives in New York City. Her learning is monumental. Her love life is minimal (she prefers pouring through Plato to romping with married Morris Rappoport). And her fantasies have a disconcerting tendency to come true - with disastrous consequences for what we laughably call "reality."
The Messiah of Stockholm : a novel by Cynthia Ozick( Book )

36 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,569 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 cannibal galaxy by Cynthia Ozick( Book )

40 editions published between 1983 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 1,447 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 )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 1,414 WorldCat member 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 )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four stories of comedy, deception, and revenge (including one previously unpublished) showcases heroes who suffer from willful self-deceit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

22 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 1,129 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 )

25 editions published between 1971 and 1995 in English and held by 1,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art & ardor : essays by Cynthia Ozick( Book )

12 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Partial Contents: (1) Remembering Maurice Samuels (2) Justice to Feminism
Levitation, five fictions by Cynthia Ozick( Book )

32 editions published between 1981 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rescuers : portraits of moral courage in the Holocaust by Gay Block( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 890 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."
Bloodshed and three novellas by Cynthia Ozick( Book )

23 editions published between 1976 and 1995 in English and Hebrew and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Metaphor & memory : essays by Cynthia Ozick( Book )

20 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alternate ISBN: 0-394-54701-2
Fame & folly : essays by Cynthia Ozick( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 858 WorldCat member 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
Seize the day by Saul Bellow( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 843 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
The din in the head : essays by Cynthia Ozick( Book )

10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 843 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
An introduction to The death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy by National Endowment for the Arts( Recording )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 753 WorldCat member 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
Heir to the glimmering world by Cynthia Ozick( )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
 
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Alternative Names
Ozik, Sintija 1928-

ʾWziyq Šwšanah 1928-....

Озик, Синтия 1928-

אוזיק, סינתיה

オジック, シンシア

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The shawlHeir to the glimmering worldThe Puttermesser papersThe Messiah of Stockholm : a novelThe cannibal galaxyThe complete works of Isaac BabelDictation : a quartetQuarrel & quandary : essays