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Ozick, Cynthia. BLOODSHED AND THREE NOVELLAS. New York City, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1976. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 178 pages. Fine/Fine. Signed.

The author's breakthrough debut collection of novellas. Now considered a late-modern classic. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. 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 masterly collection, this is a "must-have" title for Cynthia Ozick collectors. This copy is prominently and beautifully signed and dated (in the month and year of publication) in black fountain pen on the title page by the author: "Cynthia Ozick April 8, 1976". This title has been out-of-print as a hardcover for more than thirty years and is now highly collectible. This is one of very few signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition still available online and is in unusually fine condition: It is not price-clipped, there is no fading or sunning as is commonly found with many copies, and all of the internal pages are clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. A very scarce 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 fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER CYNTHIA OZICK TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0394401263. $50.00

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