By Miriam Sivan
In Belonging Too good, Miriam Sivan attracts on modern literary thought in addition to conventional Jewish texts and tradition to discover the query of identification in Cynthia Ozick’s fiction. Many critics have pointed to a break up in Ozick’s paintings among Judaic and secular tradition and values. Sivan indicates, even if, that Ozick by no means settles for an easy either/or dichotomy among conventional Judaism and secular American tradition, yet that her protagonists as an alternative type new technique of dwelling really Jewish lives in the American Diaspora. frequently they fight no longer with no longer belonging to both the outdated or the hot Worlds, yet of belonging too good to either. a part of a contemporary pattern towards reading Jewish American literature within the context of a deep come upon with and figuring out of Judaism and standard Jewish texts, Sivan’s learn permits readers of Ozick’s fiction to penetrate the complicated webs she creates between cultures, time sessions, and characters, a few rather sober, others exceptional, all unusual.
“…intelligent, considerate research … Sivan joins the ranks of the easiest thinkers within the field.” — CHOICE
Miriam Sivan teaches within the division of English Language and Literature on the college of Haifa in Israel.
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Belonging Too Well: Portraits of Identity in Cynthia Ozick's Fiction (SUNY series in Modern Jewish Literature and Culture) by Miriam Sivan