by Dara Horn

Dara Horn on Cynthia Ozick: What’s Worth Knowing, and What Isn’t

If you had to name the most brilliant literary thinker in America, Cynthia Ozick wouldn’t be a bad pick. But in her new collection of essays, The Din in the Head (Houghton Mifflin, $24), that brilliance is distilled into one salient skill which has become an American taboo: distinguishing between what is worth knowing and what is not.

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