Critics, Monsters, Fanatics, and Other Literary Essays by Cynthia Ozick audiobook

Critics, Monsters, Fanatics, and Other Literary Essays

By Cynthia Ozick
Read by Donna Postel

HighBridge, Highbridge Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665153881

  • ISBN: 9781665153867

  • ISBN: 9781665153874

Runtime: 7.21 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Essays
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

If every outlet for book criticism suddenly disappeared—if all we had were reviews that treated books like any other commodity—could the novel survive? In a gauntlet throwing essay at the start of this brilliant assemblage, Cynthia Ozick stakes the claim that, just as surely as critics require a steady supply of new fiction, novelists need great critics to build a vibrant community on the foundation of literary history. For decades, Ozick herself has been one of our great critics, as these essays so clearly display. She offers models of critical analysis of writers from the mid-twentieth century to today, from Saul Bellow, Bernard Malamud, and Kafka, to William Gass and Martin Amis, all assembled in provocatively named groups: Fanatics, Monsters, Figures, and others. Uncompromising and brimming with insight, these essays are essential reading for anyone facing the future of literature in the digital age.

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Author Bio: Cynthia Ozick

Author Bio: Cynthia Ozick

Cynthia Ozick is the author of numerous acclaimed works. She is a recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the Man Booker International Prize. Her stories have won four O. Henry first prizes.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Essays
Runtime: 7.21
Audience: Adult
Language: English