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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.

Works Cited

Excerpts from THE SHAWL by Cynthia Ozick, copyright © 1980, 1983 by Cynthia Ozick. Used by permission of Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Random House, Inc.

Bolick, Katie. “The Many Faces of Cynthia Ozick.” Atlantic Unbound, May 15, 1997.

Ozick, Cynthia. The Shawl. New York: Random House, 1990.

Mark, Ber. Uprising in the Warsaw Ghetto. New York: Schocken Books, 1975.

Niezabitowska, Malgorzata. Remnants: The Last Jews of Poland. New York: Friendly Press, Inc., 1986.

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum website. 2007. Washington, DC: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.


Writer: Molly Thomas-Hicks for the National Endowment for the Arts

Graphic Design for PDF files: Fletcher Design/Washington, DC

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