The Messiah of Stockholm a novel

by Cynthia Ozick

Book, 1987



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New York : A.A. Knopf, 1987.


From the author of The Messiah of Stockholm and Art and Ardor comes a new collection of supple, provocative, and intellectually dazzling essays. In Metaphor & Memory, Cynthia Ozick writes about Saul Bellow and Henry James, William Gaddis and Primo Levi. She observes the tug-of-war between written and spoken language and the complex relation between art's contrivances and its moral truths. She has given us an exceptional book that demonstrates the possibilities of literature even as it explores them.

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Ozick concentrate. Smarter than you will ever be. Essays on authors are the strongest. On abstract topics are less strong and tend to wander. Ozick is a better thinker than feeler but owe man, what a thinker. Like watching Evil Kneevil of the mind leap over 15 cars.


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