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Fame and Folly

Cynthia Ozick

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ISBN 10: 0517327546 / ISBN 13: 9780517327548
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Knopf, 1996. First Edition. Hardcover. New, in dust jacket. A perfect unread copy. Silver National Book Circle Critics Award Finalist sticker. Her thoughts on some great literary figures, T.S. Eliot, Henry James, Salman Rushdie, and Anthony Trollope among others, with biographical, historical and psychological insights on their writing. Hardbound 289 pages 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # 5038

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Title: Fame and Folly

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: F....

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From one of America's great literary figures, a new collection of essays on eminent writers and their work, and on the war between art and life. The perilous intersection of writers' lives with public and private dooms is the fertile subject of many of these remarkable essays from such literary giants as T.S. Eliot, Isaac Babel, Salman Rushdieand Henry James.


In this collection of essays, fiction writer and critic Cynthia Ozick has chosen to take on an important topic for all writers: how the lives and works of authors fit in with the times. It is a task she manages with more than a healthy helping of wryness. As Ozick describes it, the subject of this collection is "famous literary figures in our famously rotten century who have been associated with one sort of folly or another." With that in mind, she offers a wide-ranging set of essays on Isaac Babel; H. G. Wells and Henry James; Anthony Trollope; the American Academy of Arts and Letters' early-century disdain for modernism; and more.

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