Critical Shortcomings in Cynthia Ozick's 'Critics, Monsters, Fanatics & Other Literary Essays'

Critical Shortcomings in Cynthia Ozick's 'Critics, Monsters, Fanatics & Other Literary Essays'

By Austin Price

It's so easy to be distracted by the powerful writing and insightful analysis that one misses Ozick's inability to deliver on the larger thematic promises of her latest collection. 7 Dec 2016 // 1:15 AM

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The Mary Tyler Moore Show: The Complete Third Season

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Searching for Wholesome Online Fun: LDS Gamers

// Moving Pixels

"While being skeptical about the Church ever officially endorsing video games, LDS gamers remains hopeful about the future, knowing that Mormon society is slowly growing to appreciate gaming.

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