Fame & Folly: Essays

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Oct 12, 2011 - Fiction - 304 pages
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From one of America's great literary figures, a new collection of essays on eminent writers and their work, and on the war between art and life. The perilous intersection of writers' lives with public and private dooms is the fertile subject of many of these remarkable essays from such literary giants as T.S. Eliot, Isaac Babel, Salman Rushdieand Henry James.

"A genuine literary education.... Each of these pieces is informed, gracefully written and propelled with narrative energy."—San Francisco Chronicle

"A glittering new collection.... Each essay shimmers with intelligence."—The New York Times
 

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FAME AND FOLLY: Essays

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No trace of stingy critical minimalism can be found in Ozick's heated new essay collection. Instead, this critic (Metaphor and Memory, 1989, etc.) draws on her resources as a novelist ... Read full review

Fame & folly: essays

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These two collections reflect the imaginative, inventive, and insightful Ozick. Some of the best of Ozick as poet, essayist, and fiction writer is represented in A Cynthia Ozick Reader, including the ... Read full review

Contents

IMAGES stan DING FAst
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OUR KINSMAN MR TRollope
92
GEORGE STEINER AND THE ERRATA of History
147
SAUL BELLows BROADway
171
OLD HAND As Novice
215
HO MAGE TO A BIBLIO PHILE 2 2
226
To produce A LITTLE LITERATURE
280
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