Title: BLOODSHED AND THREE NOVELLAS - Scarce Fine ...
Publisher: New York City, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1976
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. Signed. 178 pages. Published in 1976. The author's breakthrough debut collection of novellas. Now considered a late-modern classic. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Cynthia Ozick's "Bloodshed And Three Novellas". Her first collection of novellas. A cult writer once upon a time, Cynthia Ozick is now firmly established as one of our finest writers. It took a very long time for the reading public as well as the critics to realize her greatness. By her own admission, it was a struggle to achieve the recognition she deserved and the belated fame is more "folly" than anything else, as one of her collections aver. She is writing in three literary traditions simultaneously, all of them at the most profound level imaginable: The ancient Jewish, the modern European, and the Jamesian American. Hence, the dazzling allusiveness, poignant beauty, and sheer intensity of her work. Her prose style - imbricated, brachiate, and filigreed, to borrow three of her own favorite words - is a paradox: The rush of metaphors arrives at and realizes a work of luminous beauty. An absolute "must-have" title for Cynthia Ozick collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed and dated (in the month and year of publication) in black ink-pen on the title page by the author: "Cynthia Ozick April 8, 1976". It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is a late-modern classic. This is one of very few such signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Most copies available online have major flaws. This copy is not price-clipped. There is no fading or sunning to the DJ, as is commonly found. A rare signed copy thus. Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 1996 for "Fame & Folly". Finalist for the National Book Award in 1997 for "The Puttermesser Papers". Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in 2001 for "Quarrel & Quandary". Recipient of the Lannan Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000. One of the greatest American writers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER CYNTHIA OZICK TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0394401263. Bookseller Inventory # 916
Synopsis: This collection of novellas by Cynthia Ozick includes works such as "Bloodshed", where a sermon detailing biblical sacrifice touches its contemporary skeptical hero, and "Usurpation", a group of stories within stories in which the ghost of the poet Tchernikhovsky appears.
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