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Ozick, Cynthia

Overview
Works: 340 works in 894 publications in 2 languages and 41,309 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Biography  History 
Roles: Speaker, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Correspondent, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3565.Z5, 813.54
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Foreign bodies by Cynthia Ozick ( Book )
28 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,059 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 )
27 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,883 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 )
18 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,819 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 )
23 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 1,556 WorldCat member 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
The Messiah of Stockholm : a novel by Cynthia Ozick ( Book )
26 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 1,544 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 )
33 editions published between 1983 and 1995 in English and held by 1,438 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 1,415 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 )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,142 WorldCat member 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 )
22 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 1,133 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 )
27 editions published between 1971 and 1997 in English and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Art & ardor : essays by Cynthia Ozick ( Book )
11 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Partial Contents: (1) Remembering Maurice Samuels (2) Justice to Feminism
Levitation, five fictions by Cynthia Ozick ( Book )
23 editions published between 1981 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 925 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 894 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 )
19 editions published between 1976 and 1995 in English and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Metaphor & memory : essays by Cynthia Ozick ( Book )
18 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 )
16 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 art and life. The perilous intersection of writers' lives with public and private dooms is the fertile subject of many of these remarkable essays from such literary giants as T.S. Eliot, Isaac Babel, Salman Rushdieand Henry James. "A genuine literary education. Each of these pieces is informed, gracefully written and propelled with narrative energy."'San Francisco Chronicle "A glittering new collection. Each essay shimmers with intelligence."'The New York Times
The din in the head : essays by Cynthia Ozick ( Book )
10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 846 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
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
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 755 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 684 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
Languages
English (373)
German (2)
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