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Quarrel & Quandary : Vintage International - Cynthia Ozick

Quarrel & Quandary

Vintage International

Paperback

Published: 13th November 2001
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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. 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." Courageous, audacious, and sublime, these essays have the courage of conviction, the probing of genius, and the durable audacity to matter.

"Her best collection to date."
--The Boston Globe

"I urge all lovers of American prose to read it... Cynthia Ozick is, for my money, the most accomplished and graceful literary stylist of our time... Her pieces have genuine durability. They are great essays."
--John Sutherland, The New York Times Book Review

"Full of arresting turns of phrase . Even when you disagree with her, she electrifies your mind."
--The New York Times

"I urge all lovers of American prose to read it... Cynthia Ozick is, for my money, the most accomplished and graceful literary stylist of our time... Her pieces have genuine durability. They are great essays."
--John Sutherland, The New York Times Book Review

"Full of arresting turns of phrase... Even when you disagree with her, she electrifies your mind."
--The New York Times

Forethoughtsp. ix
Dostoyevsky's Unabomberp. 3
The Posthumous Sublimep. 26
The Impossibility of Being Kafkap. 42
The Impious Impatience of Jobp. 59
Who Owns Anne Frank?p. 74
The Rights of History and the Rights of Imaginationp. 103
Public Intellectualsp. 120
The Selfishness of Artp. 127
Cinematic Jamesp. 148
A Prophet of Modernismp. 155
Imaginary Peoplep. 159
The Ladlep. 162
What Is Poetry About?p. 166
A Swedish Novelp. 173
She: Portrait of the Essay as a Warm Bodyp. 178
A Drug Store Edenp. 188
Lovesicknessp. 204
How I Got Fired from My Summer Jobp. 213
The Synthetic Sublimep. 226
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ISBN: 9780375724459
ISBN-10: 0375724451
Series: Vintage International
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 13th November 2001
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.4 x 13.2  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.22
Edition Number: 1