Recovering Your Story: Proust, Joyce, Woolf, Faulkner, Morrison
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Recovering Your Story: Proust, Joyce, Woolf, Faulkner, Morrison

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“Great art discovers for us who we are,” writes eminent literature professor and critic Arnold Weinstein in this magisterial new book about how we can better uncover and understand our own stories by reading five major modern writers. Professor Weinstein, author of the highly acclaimed A Scream Goes Through the House, has spent a lifetime guiding students through the work...more
Hardcover, 512 pages
Published March 14th 2006 by Random House
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Jul 11, 2012 Jeff marked it as to-read
In June of 2010 and again in June of 2012 i tried to read this book. I really want to like it and i really want to read it, but i probably never will. Weinstein's stated goals attract me but his expressed views distract me. And i can't seem to get past the Proust. Maybe there'll be a meeting of our minds some other time, Professor Dubya.

I've only read the section on Ulysses, but I loved it so much that I purchased a copy of it for my own library. I'm sure it will be an immense help when I attempt to tackle Proust and Faulkner later this year.
This book may seem kind of Oprah-dopey, but it's actually a very good look at some of my favorite writers.

An incredible experience that has you referring back to all the works explored -
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Recommended to Alex by: Cait
Cait says this might also help with Ulysses.
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