Friday, September 30, 2016

“Profound archaeological wells”

Filed under: General — m759 @ 8:30 AM

From a review by Dara Horn of

Critics, Monsters, Fanatics, & Other Literary Essays
by Cynthia Ozick
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 224 pp., $25

" the credo that has emerged throughout her career:
against idolatry, yes, but also in favor of the particular,
context, rootedness, the profound archaeological wells
from which no writer can be removed without removing
his or her greatest powers.

For Ozick herself, that archaeological well is not only Anglo-
American literature, but the far deeper well of Judaism." 

— "Cynthia Ozick:  Or, Immortality,"
Jewish Review of Books , Fall 2016

See also Michener's The Source  in this journal.

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