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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//Recent Reviews

20 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

The Punisher: The Slavers

Well crafted, gruesomely violent, and genuinely fun tales about some of the darker sides of our society.

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Obie Trice: Second Rounds on Me

Obie goes all-the-way gangsta in an attempt to add a minute or two onto his rapidly expiring 15.

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20 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

Govt Mule: High & Mighty

Today's best all-around guitar player keeps moving laterally in the move toward being a great songwriter…'til then it's still music for musicians and jam culture, though it transcends both labels.

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The Avengers 62 - Complete Set

A festive concoction of leather-clad espionage, noir, and '60s pop art kitsch.

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You have to love a band that would dub the first song on any album “Evil Knievel”, and The Mouse That Roared does just that.

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Jennifer OConnor: Over the Mountain, Across the Valley and Back to the Stars

It isn't hard to find a musician writing songs "from the heart", but how often do those songs feel genuinely heartfelt to you, and really hit you in your own heart?

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Vaux: Beyond Virtue, Beyond Vice

Going the indie route, Vaux is banking on letting listeners into their own rock/punk/emo world. And it's definitely anything but cookie-cutter.

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Marc Leclair: Musique Pour 3 Femmes Enceintes

Inspired by his wife and two of his friends' concurrent pregnancies, the work is Leclair's concept-album response to pregnancy, and it is suitably (though not entirely) developmental.

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Candi Staton: The Ultimate Gospel Collection

The great soul queen discovers god and disco... and puts them together with surprisingly good results.

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Bedroom Walls: All Good Dreamers Pass This Way

On their second album, the members of Bedroom Walls hone their dreamy indie pop and deliver a bittersweet meditation on youth and heartache.

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//Mixed media
//Blogs

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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