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by Cynthia Ozick

  • ISBN: 0375410619
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: Cynthia Ozick
  • Subcategory: Essays & Correspondence
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Knopf; 1 edition (September 5, 2000)
  • Pages: 272 pages
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  • Rating: 4.7
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Quarrel & Quandary" showcases the manifold talents of one of our leading and award-winning critics and essayists. In nineteen opulent essays, Cynthia Ozick probes Dostoevsky for insights into the Unabomber, questions the role of the public intellectual, and dares to wonder what poetry is.

Quarrel & Quandary" showcases the manifold talents of one of our leading and award-winning critics and essayists. She roams effortlessly from Kafka to James, Styron to Stein, and, in the book's most famous essay, dissects the gaudy commercialism that has reduced Anne Frank to "usable goods

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Cynthia Shoshana Ozick (born April 17, 1928) is an American short story writer, novelist, and essayist. Cynthia Ozick was born in New York City, the second of two children. She moved to the Bronx with her Russian-Jewish parents, Celia (Regelson) and. She moved to the Bronx with her Russian-Jewish parents, Celia (Regelson) and William Ozick, proprietors of the Park View Pharmacy in the Pelham Bay neighborhood. As a girl, Ozick helped to deliver prescriptions

In nineteen opulent essays, Cynthia Ozick probes Dostoevsky for insights into the Unabomber . Quarrel and Quandary, a collection of essays, is the first book by Cynthia Ozick that I’ve read, and I finished it feeling impressed.

In nineteen opulent essays, Cynthia Ozick probes Dostoevsky for insights into the Unabomber, questions the role of the public intellectual, and dares to wonder what poetry is. She roams effortlessly from Kafka to James, Styron to Stein, and, in the book's mos Quarrel & Quandary showcases the manifold talents of one of our leading and award-winning critics and essayists. Perhaps what stands out most strongly to me is her serious, firm, no-nonsense, occasionally devastating argumentation style.

Cynthia Ozick's vision, glimpsed in her new collection of essays, despite unmistakably pointing towards the rough beast of a new millennium, is still shadowed by the ghosts of the previous century. As Ozick hurtles with ever increasing speed towards the future, it seems she is pursued ever more aggressively by the specter of the past. From the Unabomber's attempted erasure of history to the contentious issue of Holocaust literature and the responsibilities of history, Ozick manages to be au courant: she is politically engaged without ever sliding into pedantry or polemics.

About Quarrel & Quandary. In her new collection of essays, Cynthia Ozick, everywhere acclaimed as a critic, novelist, and storyteller, examines some of the world’s most illustrious writers and their work, tackles compelling contemporary literary and moral issues, and looks into the wellsprings of her own lifelong engagement with literature. 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.

In this collection of essays, Cynthia Ozick, everywhere . Quarrel and Quandary - Cynthia Ozick. Dostoyevsky’s Unabomber.

In this collection of essays, Cynthia Ozick, everywhere acclaimed as a critic, novelist, and storyteller, examines some of the world's most illustrious writers and their work, tackles compelling contemporary literary and moral issues, and looks into the wellsprings of her own lifelong engagement with literature.

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Quarrel and Quandary.

Quarrel and Quandary. In this collection of essays, Cynthia Ozick, everywhere acclaimed as a critic, novelist, and storyteller, examines some of the world's most illustrious writers and their work, tackles compelling contemporary literary and moral issues, and looks into the wellsprings of her own lifelong engagement with literature. She writes – quarrelsomely – about Crime and Punishment, about William Styron's Sophie's Choice, about the Book of Job. She inquires into the subterranean dispositions and quandaries of Kafka and Henry James.

In her new collection of essays, Cynthia Ozick, everywhere acclaimed as a critic, novelist, and storyteller, examines some of the world's most illustrious writers and their work, tackles compelling contemporary literary and moral issues, and looks into the wellsprings of her own lifelong engagement with literature.She writes--quarrelsomely--about Crime and Punishment, about William Styron's Sophie's Choice, about the Book of Job. She inquires into the subterranean dispositions and quandaries of Kafka and Henry James. She discusses the difficulties inherent in the translation of great books, whether into film or into another language. She explores what she calls "the selfishness of art" and courts controversy with her views on The Diary of Anne Frank and its transformation for the stage. Her reflections on the "rights of history" and the "rights of imagination" tap a profound concern for truth in regard to the Holocaust. She considers the shifting splendors of New York City, past and present. And she revisits her youth more deeply and with more feeling--and comedy--than ever before, in essays that reveal some of the formative experiences of her life as a writer. Quarrel & Quandary is a literary event and a cause for celebration.
Reviews about Quarrel & Quandary: Essays (6):
Blueshaper
It's a testament to Ozick's intellectual and persuasive power that her epic takedown of Crime and Punishment in this collection of essays had a dear friend and I on the phone for HOURS, arguing about whether or not she had a point. I love the attitude that Ozick brings to all of her essays, and the amount she works herself (and her readers) up. This is a book to be treasured. Read it with a friend.
Dori
These are great essays on a variety of topics - from Henry James to Anne Frank - by a writer at the top of her game.
BOND
Ozick is an earnest and profound writer. She shares that quality her mentor Henry James so valued,the quality of ' high seriousness'. Her essays not only reveal a discerning literary intelligence but a wise moral voice. In her essays here she like the metaphysical poets yanks together subjects from seemingly diverse worlds and makes meaning of the connection between them. The crimes of modern radical terrorists are connected to Dostoevsky's Raskolnikov's going outside and beyond the moral law- the commercial exploitation of the memory of Anne Frank connected with the general failing to properly comprehend the true meaning of the Holocaust-

Ozick is a writer who loves writers and writes about them especially well.

This is one of those books which the reader will afterwards feel a wiser person for having read.
Геракл
I admit it; I am not a reader of essays. Normally I shun them as much as I would recoil from an invite to go see a big screen remake of "Charlie's Angels." The thought of either would make me shudder. As to the former, perhaps I had my fill of Kant in college, or maybe reading "Gorgias" finally put me over some particular intellectual edge that I've yet to recover from twenty years later. Whatever the cause, I've spent very little time with pedantic or polemical prose since. So what it was that made me pick up "Quarrel and Quandary" is still beyond my ken, especially because I have never read any of Ozick's fiction. That said, it's satisfying to report that there is some life left in the old essay form yet, at least as practiced by Ms. Ozick. The Three Screens, as she calls them--TV, cinema, and computer--have not completely made moot the challenge of good writing or intricate analysis, and these Ozick patently demonstrates. You may not turn these pages at accelerated rates, hanging on every word, but you may just as easily marvel at her gifted turn of phrase, not to mention nuance of thought, as you would any plot by the latest faddish producer of pot-boilers. One thing you'll have to admit when you read this collection is that Ms. Ozick has an active mind on her shoulders, and she has the specific skill of being able to plausibly place on the page the arguments she has constructed in her head. You'll also notice that she has the uncanny ability to link diverse subjects. In a universe that is haystack filled with competing straws of information, she has a certain facility for finding one straw and sensing its relationship with another where the intimacy is by no means self-evident. It should come as no shock that her work herein just received the National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism. So, kudos to Ms. Ozick, who entertained me in unexpected ways--and who should do the same for you.
Cetnan
Noted essayist Cynthia Ozick begins her new, alliterative collection with a nearly heretical thought in this kinetic cyber-age: "Journalism is a necessity, but it is not a permanence. When I hear someone (seventy-plus or twenty-something) utter 'my generation,' I know I am in the vicinity of a light mind." Rest assured that should you choose to pick up Quarrel & Quandary, you will not be in the vicinity of a light mind. Rather, Ozick embarks, as all essayists must, on a journey of attempted understanding. She fiddles with Crime and Punishment in the context of the Unabomber. She wonders if the world wouldn't be better without Anne Frank's diary. She questions the rights of historical novelists and wrestles, as always, with the Holocaust. Her essays are sometimes obscure, often politically incorrect, sometimes personal and even humorous. But they are always intelligent and written in sparkling, near perfect prose.
Kahavor
I picked this up after hearing such great words about such a great writer (who hasn't watched her take Mailer down on youtube?). But you read a few of these and you get the idea that she's what some people think is smart. I mean, she uses big words but there's nothing there. Like many other literary "giants" of today, she's at best a false prophet. That she cannot see through her own hypocrisies makes this even more pathetic.

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