The Pagan Rabbi and Other Stories

The Pagan Rabbi and Other Stories

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by Cynthia Ozick
     
 

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Ozick is a kind of narrative hypnotist. Her range is extraordinary; there is seemingly nothing she can't do. Her stories contain passages of intense lyricism and brilliant, hilarious, uncontainable inventiveness.

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Ozick is a kind of narrative hypnotist. Her range is extraordinary; there is seemingly nothing she can't do. Her stories contain passages of intense lyricism and brilliant, hilarious, uncontainable inventiveness.

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ISBN-13:
9780815603511
Publisher:
Syracuse University Press
Publication date:
08/28/1995
Series:
Library of Modern Jewish Literature
Edition description:
1st Syracuse University Press Edition
Pages:
270
Product dimensions:
5.54(w) x 8.38(h) x 0.84(d)
Lexile:
870L (what's this?)

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The Pagan Rabbi and Other Stories 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
cpauthor More than 1 year ago
Cynthia Ozick should really be considered a national treasure. Her prose is simply without rival. There's no living American author I can think of who puts more time and effort into each and every sentence. In one of her essays, she said when she was younger she spent seven hours a day reading and sometimes all night writing. I believe. The proof is in the prose. The title story is one of my favorites. It's basically about a Rabbi who gives up his faith when he comes across a tree in a park he's certain is a minor deity like a dryad. It's an entirely original story, start to finish.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago