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Letters of Intent: Selected Essays Hardcover – 6 Apr 2017
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It's not unlike falling in love, reading the essays of Cynthia Ozick. Here is a mind as gentle and fierce all at once... A mind that embodies literature's finest potential. Los Angeles Times Even when you disagree with her, she electrifies your mind. New York Times Splendid... Ozick relies on sensibility and intelligence to make their own way in the world... lyric grace under intellectual pressure gives her news its staying power. Her essays invite our admiration even as they challenge us to talk back. -- David Lehman As an essayist, Cynthia Ozick is a very good storyteller. Her arguments are plots... they twist and turn, digress, slow down and speed up, surprise with sudden illuminations... She likes to spin and sparkle... The New York Times Book Review She is a writer innately drawn to paradox, and to the moral questions inherent in the relationships between richness and poverty, mind and body, history and imagination... In everything Ozick writes, she regards the land of the free with the head-shaking disbelief of someone who knows. -- Ali Smith Guardian No American writer working today is more distinctive in everything she does on the page. PEN/Malamud Award
A selection of essays by the acclaimed and beloved writer Cynthia Ozick, collected by David Miller.See all Product description