NEA Big Read
by Cynthia Ozick
Just as you can’t grasp anything without an opposable thumb, you can’t write anything without the aid of metaphor. Metaphor is the mind’s opposable thumb.
About the Book
About the Author
Historical and Literary Context
Cynthia Ozick (Copyright Nancy Crampton)
Resources about the Holocaust
Bachrach, Susan D.
Tell Them We Remember: The Story of the Holocaust.
Boston: Little, Brown, 1994.
The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.
New York: Macmillan, 1992.
Never to Forget: The Jews of the Holocaust.
New York: Dell Publishing Company, 1977.
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
The website of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum offers educational material, photo archives, interviews with survivors, and more.
If you want to read more about the Holocaust:
The Diary of a Young Girl,
The Drowned and the Saved,
If you want to read works that have enriched Cynthia Ozick, you might enjoy:
The Beast in the Jungle,
The Secret Sharer,
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