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The Shawl
The Shawl
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Author: Ozick, Cynthia

Brand: Vintage

Color: Tan

Edition: Reprint

Number Of Pages: 69

Release Date: 29-08-1990

Details: Product Description A devastating vision of the Holocaust and the unfillable emptiness it left in the lives of those who passed through it. From Publishers Weekly "The Shawl" is a brief story first published in the New Yorker in 1981; "Rosa," its longer companion piece, appeared in that magazine three years later. They tell a story of a woman who survived the Holocaust but who has no life in the present because her existence was stolen away from her in a past that does not end. "A book that etches itself indelibly in the reader's mind," concluded PW . Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. Review This short story and novella, both O. Henry Prize winners, together create a picture of Rosa Lubin's life. The title story tells of Rosa's fifteen-month-old daughter's death in a concentration camp and the shawl that provided her daughter with satisfaction Rosa's breasts could no longer give. "Rosa," the novella, takes place more than thirty years later in southern Florida where it is "Summer without end, a mistake!" Rosa was exiled to Florida after destroying her shop in Brooklyn; she had to leave the state or be put in a mental institution. With financial help from her niece, who Rosa thinks is evil, she is able to stay in Florida. She knows she can depend on her niece because Rosa saved her life in the concentration camp; Rosa knows too, that her niece was the cause of her daughter's death. Rosa lives in two worlds: she functions in one called earth, but to Rosa, the real world is where her long-dead daughter lives. In letters to her daughter, she comments about her niece: "Because she fears the past she distrusts the future - it, too, will turn into the past. As a result she has nothing." Rosa is a woman who, through the loss of her country, her family, and her daughter, lost herself. Cynthia Ozick's spare writing leaves a lasting image of Rosa and her life. People do get lost and are sometimes never found. -- For great reviews of books for girls, check out . -- From ; review by Holly Smith From the Inside Flap A devastating vision of the Holocaust and the unfillable emptiness it left in the lives of those who passed through it. From the Back Cover A devastating vision of the Holocaust and the unfillable emptiness it left in the lives of those who passed through it. 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.

EAN: 9780679729266

Languages: English

Binding: Paperback

Item Condition: UsedLikeNew