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Cynthia Ozick

Cynthia Ozick has published more than two dozen novels and story and essay collections. Her first appearance in Commentary came in 1959, with a poem called “Apocalypse.” Her landmark novella, “Envy, or, Yiddish in America,” was in our March 1969 issue. Her essays and reviews have appeared intermittently in the subsequent five decades
15 articles by Cynthia Ozick

Bialik’s Hint

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I once had a theory about Jewish language. I began by renaming English: I called it "New Yiddish." I posited…