The Puttermesser Papers: A Novel

The Puttermesser Papers: A Novel

Cynthia Ozick

With rushing originality and in prose that sings like a complete choir of sirens, Cynthia Ozick relates the existence and occasions of her so much compelling fictional construction. Ruth Puttermesser lives in big apple urban. Her studying is huge. Her love existence is minimum (she prefers pouring via Plato to romping with married Morris Rappoport). And her fantasies have a disconcerting tendency to come back precise - with disastrous results for what we laughably name "reality."

Puttermesser yearns for a daughter and briskly creates one, unassisted, within the type of the 1st recorded lady golem. Laboring within the dusty crevices of the civil provider, she goals of reforming the town - and manages to get herself elected mayor. Puttermesser contemplates the afterlife and is hurtled into it headlong, in basic terms to find paradise stumbled on is usually paradise misplaced. Overflowing with rules, lambent with wit, The Puttermesser Papers is a journey de strength through one in all our so much visionary novelists.

"The most interesting success of Ozick's career... It has the entire buoyant integrity of a Chagall painting." -San Francisco Chronicle
"Fanciful, poignant... so clever, so finely expressed that, like its major personality, it continues to be endearing, edifying, a spark of sunshine within the gloom." -The long island Times
"A loopy delight." -The long island Time publication Review

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