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The Shawl

The Shawl

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.


Selected Works by Cynthia Ozick

Trust, 1966; novel.
The Pagan Rabbi, 1971; stories.
Art and Ardor, 1983; essays.
The Cannibal Galaxy, 1983; novel.
The Messiah of Stockholm, 1987; novel.
Metaphor and Memory, 1989; essays.
The Shawl, 1989; novella.
Fame and Folly, 1996; essays.
The Puttermesser Papers, 1997; novel.
Quarrel and Quandary, 2000; essays.
Heir to the Glimmering World, 2004; novel.
The Din in the Head, 2006; essays.
Foreign Bodies, 2010.

Resources about the Holocaust

Bachrach, Susan D. Tell Them We Remember: The Story of the Holocaust. Boston: Little, Brown, 1994.
Landau, Elaine. The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
Meltzer, Milton. 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.

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