Metaphor & Memory (Paperback)

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Metaphor & Memory (Paperback)


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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.
Cynthia Ozick, a recipient of a Lannan 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. She lives in New York.
Product Details ISBN: 9780679734253
ISBN-10: 0679734252
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: September 3rd, 1991
Pages: 300
Language: English
"As an essayist, Cynthia Ozick is a very good storyteller. Her arguments are plots....They twist and turn, digress, slow down and speed up, surprise with sudden illuminations.... She likes to spin and sparkle.... Insight, feeling, and the writer's art come together."-- The New York Times Book Review

"Plenitude...[a] brilliant collection of essays....daring but wholly persuasive." -- Chicago Tribune

"To read Cynthia Ozick is to be borne along by a mind passionately and intellectually engaged." -- Newsday