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Dictation A Quartet

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ISBN-10: 0547237871

ISBN-13: 9780547237879

Edition: 2009

Authors: Cynthia Ozick

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Ozick's latest work of fiction brings together four long stories, including the novella-length "Dictation," that showcase this incomparable writer's sly humor and piercing insight into the human heart. Each starts in the comic mode, with heroes who suffer from willful self-deceit. From self-deception, these not-so-innocents proceed to deceive others, who don't take it lightly. Revenge is the consequence -- and for the reader, a delicious if dark recognition of emotional truth. The glorious novella "Dictation" imagines a fateful meeting between the secretaries to Henry James and Joseph Conrad at the peak of their fame. Timid Miss Hallowes, who types for Conrad, comes under the influence of…    
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 4/14/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Writer Cynthia Ozick grew up in the Bronx and attended New York University, where she earned a B. A., and The Ohio State University, where she earned a Ph.D. Ozick wrote the novel Trust, and the short stories "The Sense of Europe", which was published in Prairie Schooner, and "The Shawl", which was included in The World of the Short Story. Her work has also appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, Partisan Review, and Esquire. Ozick has received a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Harold Straus Living Award from the American Academy and National Institute of Arts and Letters.