Antiquities and Other Stories - W&N Essentials (Paperback)
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Antiquities and Other Stories - W&N Essentials (Paperback)

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Paperback 272 Pages
Published: 14/04/2022
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'A strange and compelling new book from one of America's greatest living authors' Times Literary Supplement

'As cunning and rich as anything Ozick's written' Wall Street Journal

'One of our era's central writers. About a man ensnared by history, Antiquities is at once a warning against the hazards of nostalgia and an invitation to take a longer view of how we got to where we are' The New Yorker

'Ozick's prose urges the breathless reader along, her love of language rolling excitedly through her sentences like an ocean wave' New York Review of Books

I remember nothing. I remember everything. I believe everything. I believe nothing.

In 1949, Lloyd Wilkinson Petrie returns as a Trustee to the long-defunct boarding school that he attended as a child. There he is preparing a memoir about the subtle anti-Semitism that pervaded the school, about his fascination with the Egyptian archaeological adventures of his distant cousin, about the passions of a boyhood friendship with named Ben-Zion Elefantin, a mystifying older pupil.

In this novella, and the three stories published alongside it, one of our most preeminent writers weaves together myth and mania, history and illusion to capture the shifting meanings of the past.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781474623742
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 198 x 128 x 24 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

One of the greatest fiction writers and critics alive today - The New York Times

Unequaled in her generation - Harold Bloom

A genuinely brilliant modern writer - Guardian

One of America's most important and inventive writers - Time Out

She is a writer innately drawn to paradox, and to the moral questions inherent in the relationships between richness and poverty, mind and body, history and imagination - Ali Smith

The most accomplished and graceful literary stylist of our times - John Sutherland, New York Times Book Review

Beguiling. Ozick is adept at capturing the vicissitudes of fading memory or flashes of lucid insight. A fascinating portrait of isolation, memory, and loss - Publishers Weekly

A literary national treasure returns with a textured, gripping tale that peels back layers of antisemitism, with echoes of both A Separate Peace and the fiction of Isaac Bashevis Singer - O, the Oprah Magazine

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