Antiquities

From one of our most preeminent writers, a tale that captures the shifting meanings of the past and how our experience colors those meanings In Antiquities, Lloyd Wilkinson Petrie, one of the seven elderly trustees of the now-defunct (for ...

Antiquities

From one of our most preeminent writers, a tale that captures the shifting meanings of the past, and how our experience colors those meanings. Lloyd Wilkinson Petrie, one of the seven elderly trustees of the now defunct (for thirty-four years) Temple Academy for Boys, is preparing a memoir of his days at the school, intertwined with the troubling distractions of present events. As he navigates, with faltering recall, between the subtle anti-Semitism that pervaded the school's ethos and his fascination with his own family's heritage--in particular, his illustrious cousin, the renowned archaeologist Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie--he reconstructs the passions of a childhood encounter with the oddly named Ben-Zion Elefantin, a mystifying older pupil who claims descent from Egypt's Elephantine Island. From this seed emerges one of Cynthia Ozick's most wondrous tales, touched by unsettling irony and the elusive flavor of a Kafka parable, and weaving, in her own distinctive voice, myth and mania, history and illusion.

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Antiquities
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Cynthia Ozick
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-04-13 - Publisher: Knopf

From one of our most preeminent writers, a tale that captures the shifting meanings of the past, and how our experience colors those meanings. Lloyd Wilkinson Petrie, one of the seven elderly trustees of the now defunct (for thirty-four years) Temple Academy for Boys, is preparing a memoir of his
Cynthia Ozick's Fiction
Language: en
Pages: 289
Authors: Elaine Kauvar
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 1993-03-22 - Publisher: Indiana University Press

"Superb novelists deserve first-rate literary analysis. Cynthia Ozick has found such critics... most recently in Elaine Kauvar, whose present work is simultaneously a profound contribution to Ozick interpretation and an astonishingly readable account of the novelist's ideas and artistic manner.... Highly recommended."Â -- Choice "... comprehensive and beautifully written... "Â
Cynthia Ozick's Comic Art
Language: en
Pages: 210
Authors: Sarah Blacher Cohen
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 1994-02-22 - Publisher: Indiana University Press

"Cohen has succeeded in showing a fusion of Ozick's writing as sacred and comic. Defining humor broadly, Cohen persuasively argues that levity and liturgy are natural companions, enriching each other, especially in the creative imagination of Cynthia Ozick." -- Midstream "... a thoughtful introduction to a monumental though underrated writer."
A Cynthia Ozick Reader
Language: en
Pages: 322
Authors: Cynthia Ozick
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996 - Publisher: Indiana University Press

Offers seven poems, seven works of fiction, including an excerpt from the author's novel "Trust," and eight essays that discuss such authors as Virginia Woolf, Edith Wharton, and Henry James, feminism, and other topics
A Study Guide for Cynthia Ozick's
Language: en
Pages: 28
Authors: Gale, Cengage Learning
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

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