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Cynthia Ozick


Cynthia Ozick

Cynthia Ozick, a recipient of a Lannan Literary Award for fiction and a National Book Critics Circle winner for essays, is the author of TRUST, THE MESSIAH OF STOCKHOLM, THE SHAWL and THE PUTTERMESSER PAPERS, and many othersShe lives in New York.

Cynthia Ozick

Books by Cynthia Ozick

by Cynthia Ozick - Fiction, Short Stories, Women's Fiction

In ANTIQUITIES, Lloyd Wilkinson Petrie, one of the seven elderly trustees of the now-defunct (for 34 years) Temple Academy for Boys, is preparing a memoir of his days at the school, intertwined with the troubling distractions of present events. As he navigates, with faltering recall, between the subtle anti-Semitism that pervaded the school's ethos and his fascination with his own family's heritage, he reconstructs the passions of a childhood encounter with the oddly named Ben-Zion Elefantin, a mystifying older pupil who claims descent from Egypt's Elephantine Island. Included alongside this wondrous tale are four additional stories weaving myth and mania, history and illusion: "The Coast of New Zealand," "The Bloodline of the Alkanas," "Sin" and "A Hebrew Sibyl."

by Cynthia Ozick - Fiction, Historical Fiction

FOREIGN BODIES retells the story of Henry James’s classic THE AMBASSADORS but as a photographic negative --- that is, the plot is the same, but the meaning entirely reversed.