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Cynthia Ozick Discusses Her Fiction.

Writer Cynthia Ozick. In 1981 and 1984, Ozick's two stories, "The Shawl" and "Rosa" won the O. Henry Prize award. Both stories appear in Ozick's new book, called The Shawl. In it, Ozick looks at what it means to `survive' the Nazi concentration camps, telling the story of Rosa, who witnesses the murder of her infant daughter in the camps. Later, living in Miami, Rosa imagines her daughter alive and married to a doctor in the United States. Ozick examines the way Rosa distances herself from the death of her daughter and her attempts to gradually re-emerge into life.

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Other segments from the episode on September 21, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, September 21, 1989: Interview with Cynthia Ozick; Review of Bob Dylan's "Oh, Mercy"; Interview with Li-Young Lee; Commentary on children's names.

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