Cynthia Ozick s Comic Art

Ozick , as false imitator of Schulz , can only produce a Messiah which is a " hobbled and limited " awkward contrivance of disparate , uncoordinated parts . If anything , this fabricated Messiah is another illicit idol , for " art ...

Author: Sarah Blacher Cohen

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253113490

Category: Religion

Page: 220

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"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." -- SHOFAR "This study is a welcome addition to the growing body of scholarly criticism of Ozick and focuses on her comedic style." -- Choice "Cohen has written an important... book, one that celebrates Ozick's 'liturgical laughter,' emphasizing on every occasion the connection between the comic and the sacred. It is a connection we should be reminded of often." -- Belles Lettres "Cohen's readings of these stories reveal their many levels and meanings in a language as acute and perceptive as that of Ozick herself."Â -- St. Louis Post-Dispatch Magazine "In presenting Ozick as a 'comedian of ideas,' Sarah Blacher Cohen has raised the study of Ozick to a new level." -- Alan L. Berger "[Cohen] understands Ozick's hybrid conception of human nature, her realization that the secret source of humor is not joy but sorrow and that the ironic mode... is the best way of telling the truth." -- Daniel Walden
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Material Culture and Jewish Thought in America

For Bloom's mild response, see his “Introduction” in Cynthia Ozick, 1–7, where he believes Ozick is “all the ... See Sarah Blacher Cohen, Cynthia Ozick's Comic Art: From Levity to Liturgy (Bloom- ington: Indiana University Press, 1994), ...

Author: Ken Koltun-Fromm

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253004161

Category: Religion

Page: 358

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How Jews think about and work with objects is the subject of this fascinating study of the interplay between material culture and Jewish thought. Ken Koltun-Fromm draws from philosophy, cultural studies, literature, psychology, film, and photography to portray the vibrancy and richness of Jewish practice in America. His analyses of Mordecai Kaplan's obsession with journal writing, Joseph Soloveitchik's urban religion, Abraham Joshua Heschel's fascination with objects in The Sabbath, and material identity in the works of Anzia Yezierska, Cynthia Ozick, Bernard Malamud, and Philip Roth, as well as Jewish images on the covers of Lilith magazine and in the Jazz Singer films, offer a groundbreaking approach to an understanding of modern Jewish thought and its relation to American culture.
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A Study Guide for Cynthia Ozick s Cynthia Ozick s Shawl

Cynthia Ozick's Comic Art: From Levity to Liturgy, Indiana University Press, 1994. Cohen concentrates on Ozick's use of irony in her work. Lowin, Joseph. Cynthia Ozick, Twayne Publishers, 1988. Lowin's book provides an excellent ...

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410343550

Category: Literary Criticism

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A Study Guide for Cynthia Ozick's "Cynthia Ozick's Shawl," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Short Stories for Students for all of your research needs.
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A Study Guide for Cynthia Ozick s Pagan Rabbi

Cohen, Sarah Blacher, Cynthia Ozick's Comic Art: From Levity to Liturgy, Indiana University Press, 1994, pp. 9, 64,68. Friedman, Lawrence S., Understanding Cynthia Ozick, University of South Carolina Press, 1991, pp. 6, 8, 10, 14, 16.

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410354969

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 28

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Holocaust Literature Lerner to Zychlinsky index

Cynthia Ozick . Boston : Twayne , 1988. 177-183 . Books Bloom , Harold , ed . Cynthia Ozick : Modern Critical Views . New York : Chelsea House , 1986 . Cohen , Sarah Blacher . Cynthia Ozick's Comic Art : From Levity to Liturgy .

Author: S. Lillian Kremer

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415929849

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: 778

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Review: "This encyclopedia offers an authoritative and comprehensive survey of the important writers and works that form the literature about the Holocaust and its consequences. The collection is alphabetically arranged and consists of high-quality biocritical essays on 309 writers who are first-, second-, and third-generation survivors or important thinkers and spokespersons on the Holocaust. An essential literary reference work, this publication is an important addition to the genre and a solid value for public and academic libraries."--"The Top 20 Reference Titles of the Year," American Libraries, May 2004.
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Daughters of Valor

See " The Art of Fiction XCV : Cynthia Ozick , " Parts Review 29 ( Spring 1987 ) : 178 . ... Sarah Blacher Cohen , Cynthia Ozick's Comic Art : From Levity to Liturgy ( Bloomington : Indiana University Press , 1994 ) ; Victor Strandberg ...

Author: Jay L. Halio

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 0874136113

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 298

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The essays in this book focus on a wide and representative variety of Jewish American women writers, including Cynthia Ozick, Anne Roiphe, Erica Jong, Pauline Kael, Allegra Goodman, Norma Rosen, Adrienne Rich, Lynn Sharon Schwartz, and others. In every instance the contributors have tried to deal not only with the Jewish content of their work but also with its literary quality and other major themes.
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Studies in Contemporary Jewry

Sarah Blacher Cohen, Cynthia Ozick's Comic Art: From Levity to Liturgy. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1994. 193 pp. Sarah Blacher Cohen begins with a question Cynthia Ozick asked her in a ...

Author: Ezra Mendelsohn

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195354680

Category: History

Page: 400

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Literary Strategies: Jewish Texts and Contexts collects essays on Jewish literature which deal with "the manifold ways that literary texts reveal their authors' attitudes toward their own Jewish identity and toward diverse aspects of the 'Jewish question.'" Essays in this volume explore the tension between Israeli and Diaspora identities, and between those who write in Hebrew or Yiddish and those who write in other "non-Jewish" languages. The essays also explore the question of how Jewish writers remember history in their "search for a useable past." From essays on Jabotinsky's virtually unknown plays to Philip Roth's novels, this book provides a strong overview of contemporary themes in Jewish literary studies.
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Jewish American and Holocaust Literature

Victor Strandberg, Greek Mind/Jewish Soul: The Conflicted Art of Cynthia Ozick (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1994), 150. 9. Sarah Cohen, Cynthia Ozick's Comic Art: From Levity to Liturgy (Bloomington: Indiana University Press ...

Author: Alan L. Berger

Publisher: State University of New York Press

ISBN: 9780791484449

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 266

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Deepens and enriches our understanding of the Jewish literary tradition and the implications of the Shoah. Challenging the notion that Jewish American and Holocaust literature have exhausted their limits, this volume reexamines these closely linked traditions in light of recent postmodern theory. Composed against the tumultuous background of great cultural transition and unprecedented state-sponsored systematic murder, Jewish American and Holocaust literature both address the concerns of postmodern human existence in extremis. In addition to exploring how various mythic and literary themes are deconstructed in the lurid light of Auschwitz, this book provides critical reassessments of Saul Bellow, Bernard Malamud, and Philip Roth, as well as contemporary Jewish American writers who are extending this vibrant tradition into the new millennium. These essays deepen and enrich our understanding of the Jewish literary tradition and the implications of the Shoah. Alan L. Berger is the Raddock Eminent Scholar Chair of Holocaust Studies and directs the Holocaust and Judaic Studies program and the Center for the Study of Values and Violence after Auschwitz at Florida Atlantic University. His previous books include Children of Job: American Second-Generation Witnesses to the Holocaust, also published by SUNY Press, and the Encyclopedia of Holocaust Literature (coedited with David Patterson and Sarita Cargas). Gloria L. Cronin is Professor of English at Brigham Young University and has written and edited numerous books, including A Room of His Own: In Search of the Feminine in the Novels of Saul Bellow.
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Contemporary American Women Fiction Writers

BIBLIOGRAPHY Works by Cynthia Ozick Trust . New York : New American Library ... Portrait of the Artist as a Bad Character and Other Essays on Writing . London : Pimlico . 1996 . ... Cynthia Ozick's Comic Art : From Levity to Liturgy .

Author: Bella Vivante

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313316279

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 407

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Covers more than sixty women who published significant fiction after 1945, with a brief biography, exposition of major works and themes, survey of critical reception, and references to primary and secondary sources for each.
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Reader s Guide to Judaism

Cohen, Sarah Blacher, Cynthia Ozick's Comic Art: From Levity to Liturgy (Jewish Literature and Culture), Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1994 Friedman, Lawrence S., Understanding Cynthia Ozick (Understanding Contemporary American ...

Author: Michael Terry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135941505

Category: Reference

Page: 742

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The Reader's Guide to Judaism is a survey of English-language translations of the most important primary texts in the Jewish tradition. The field is assessed in some 470 essays discussing individuals (Martin Buber, Gluckel of Hameln), literature (Genesis, Ladino Literature), thought and beliefs (Holiness, Bioethics), practice (Dietary Laws, Passover), history (Venice, Baghdadi Jews of India), and arts and material culture (Synagogue Architecture, Costume). The emphasis is on Judaism, rather than on Jewish studies more broadly.
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