New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1983. 1st Edition. Octavo, publisher’s black cloth over black paper-covered boards, spine and upper board stamped in silver, original illustrated dust jacket.
First edition of award-winning literary luminary Cynthia Ozick’s second novel. Born in the Bronx in 1928, Ozick is best known for her fiction depicting the Jewish American experience, the universal effect of the Holocaust, and her complex portrayal of female characters. Centering on Joseph Brill, a Parisian Jew and astronomer who survived the Nazi occupation and has recently moved to the US, The Cannibal Galaxy details his difficulties as an émigré and attempts to assimilate into American culture. Dust jacket designed by Muriel Nasser. Fine in unclipped dust jacket. Item #7969