By Miriam Sivan
In Belonging Too good, Miriam Sivan attracts on modern literary concept 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 cut up in Ozick’s paintings among Judaic and secular tradition and values. Sivan indicates, in spite of the fact that, 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 style new technique of dwelling certainly Jewish lives in the American Diaspora. usually they try now not with now not belonging to both the previous or the recent Worlds, yet of belonging too good to either. a part of a up to date pattern towards reading Jewish American literature within the context of a deep come across with and realizing of Judaism and conventional Jewish texts, Sivan’s examine permits readers of Ozick’s fiction to penetrate the advanced webs she creates between cultures, time sessions, and characters, a few rather sober, others fabulous, all unusual.
“…intelligent, considerate research … Sivan joins the ranks of the simplest 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