Image of WHAT HENRY JAMES KNEW
(Click for larger image)


Ozick, Cynthia. WHAT HENRY JAMES KNEW. Bennington, VT: Bennington College, 1992. Softcover. First Edition/First Printing. 40 pages. As New.

Rare Cynthia Ozick collectible item. One of the greatest essays ever written on its subject. Limited Edition of 1000 numbered and signed copies. The first and only edition. The piece is now very rare. An austerely elegant production by Leslie Morris Noyce: Regular-sized volume format. Pictorial softcovers with titles on the cover, as issued. The book is stapled at the spine. Text by Cynthia Ozick. Printed on thick, pristine-white archival stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents one of Cynthia Ozick's best pieces on Henry James, a lifelong influence and passion, in a lovely, "stand-alone" collectible edition format. The title is an allusion to Henry James' great novel, "What Maisie Knew". A cult writer once upon a time, Cynthia Ozick is now firmly established as one of our finest writers. It took a very long time for the reading public as well as the critics to realize her greatness. By her own admission, it was a struggle to achieve the recognition she deserved and the belated fame is more "folly" than anything else, as one of her collections aver. She is writing in three literary traditions simultaneously, all of them at the most profound level imaginable: The ancient Jewish, the modern European, and the Jamesian American. Hence, the dazzling allusiveness, poignant beauty, and sheer intensity of her work. A "must-have" title for Cynthia Ozick completists. This copy is Number 310, indicated as such on the Back Limitation Page, and is prominently and beautifully signed in black fountain pen by Cynthia Ozick. This title sold out upon publication and is now highly collectible. This is the only copy available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 1996 for "Fame & Folly". Finalist for the National Book Award in 1997 for "The Puttermesser Papers". Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in 2001 for "Quarrel & Quandary". Recipient of the Lannan Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000. One of the greatest living American writers. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER CYNTHIA OZICK TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1878603051. $100.00

This item is available for purchase. This web page was most recently updated on April 25, 2017.