Wendy Brandmark

Setting the Golem Free

Collected Stories


Weidenfeld & Nicolson 560pp £17.99 order from our bookshop

You don’t have to be a New York Jew to appreciate Cynthia Ozick’s fiction, but you have to be willing to cut yourself free of reality. Beneath Ozick’s modern mockery and her characters’ self-obsession lurk the prophetic rage and miracles of the Old Testament. This collection spans over thirty years of her short fiction, with many of the pieces taken from books published in the 1970s. There is only one new story. 

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