- Theory of Short Fiction (Critical Survey of Short Fiction, Second Revised Edition)
- Cynthia Ozick (Cyclopedia of World Authors, Fourth Revised Edition)
- Cynthia Ozick (Identities & Issues in Literature)
- Cynthia Ozick (Critical Survey of Long Fiction, Fourth Edition)
- Cynthia Ozick (Critical Survey of Short Fiction, Second Revised Edition)
At a glance:
- Author: Cynthia Ozick
- First Published: 1969
- Type of Work: Short story
- Genres: Short fiction, Satire
- Subjects: Values, Tradition, Authors or writers, Alienation, Jews or Jewish life, Anti-Semitism, Satire, Yiddish
- Locales: United States, New York, North America
“Envy: Or, Yiddish in America” first appeared in Commentary, then was published as part of Ozick’s first short-story collection two years later. The connection between language and culture is explored as an aging Yiddish poet, a fictionalized Joseph Glatstein, centers his life on his all-encompassing jealousy of Yankel Ostrover, a thinly disguised Isaac Bashevis Singer.
True to Ozick’s belief that large themes can be explored in short fiction, she expresses her concern with the nature of language while entertaining her audience with a comically...
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