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Ozick, Cynthia. FOREIGN BODIES: A NOVEL. New York City, NY: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing, 2010. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 255 pages. Fine/Fine.

The author's sixth novel. One of the most important literary events of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Cynthia Ozick's brilliant "remake" of Henry James' "The Ambassadors", the American novel about Americans in flight from America (to, where else, Europe). "Her vision of Europe and its tragic history is profound. Lili is a creation of stunning depth. It is not Jamesian, it is Ozickian" (The Boston Globe). 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 collectors. This title is now collectible. This is one of few copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Many copies available online are remainder-marked or subsequent printings. A scarce 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 fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER CYNTHIA OZICK TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0547435576. $50.00

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