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Fame & Folly


Cynthia Ozick


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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 domains is the fertile subject of many of these remarkable essays from such literary giants as T. S. Eliot, Isaac Babel, Salman Rushdie, and Henry James.

"A genuine literary education. . . . Each of these pieces is informed, gracefully written and propelled with narrative energy."—San Francisco Chronicle

"A glittering new collection. . . . Each essay shimmers with intelligence."—The New York Times

Vintage, 9780679767541, 304pp.

Publication Date: May 27, 1997

About the Author

Cynthia Ozick, a recipient of a Lannan Award for fiction and a National Book Critics Circle winner for essays, is the author of Trust, The Messiah of Stockholm, The Shawl, and The Puttermesser Papers. She lives in New York.