The Messiah of Stockholm: a novel

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A.A. Knopf, 1987 - Fiction - 141 pages
20 Reviews
Heralded author Cynthia Ozick sets her new novel in contemporary Stockholm, where a group of Jewish refugees from Poland weave an intricate web of intrigue and fantasy around a book reviewer's contention that he is the son of a legendary writer killed by the Nazis.

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User Review  - Emily - Goodreads

I appreciate what this book was trying to do, but the writing just didn't quite work for me. It wasn't bad, but it definitely was not good, and I was quite bored while reading. Read full review

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User Review  - Aimee - Goodreads

Beautifully written in parts, but overly ambitious and convoluted. If you're into the Bruno Schulz sub-genre of Jewish literature, go ahead, you'll enjoy it. Otherwise, not really worth it. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
17
Section 2
31
Section 3
60
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About the author (1987)

Writer Cynthia Ozick grew up in the Bronx and attended New York University, where she earned a B. A., and The Ohio State University, where she earned a Ph.D. Ozick wrote the novel Trust, and the short stories "The Sense of Europe", which was published in Prairie Schooner, and "The Shawl", which was included in The World of the Short Story. Her work has also appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, Partisan Review, and Esquire. Ozick has received a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Harold Straus Living Award from the American Academy and National Institute of Arts and Letters.

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