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Author Weinstein, Arnold L.

Title Recovering your story : Proust, Joyce, Woolf, Faulkner, Morrison / Arnold Weinstein.

Imprint New York : Random House, c2006.


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 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  823.9109384 W433r 2006    ---  Available
Description xii, 496 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [479]-484) and index.
Contents Remembrance of Things Past / Marcel Proust -- Ulysses / James Joyce -- Mrs. Dalloway and To the Lighthouse / Virginia Woolf -- The Sound and the Fury and Absalom, Absalom! / William Faulkner -- Sula and Beloved / Toni Morrison.
Summary "Great art discovers for us who we are," writes literature professor and critic Weinstein in this book about how we can better uncover and understand our own stories by reading five major modern writers who "reinvent the novel by exploding our sense of what we are." He invites us to discover our perceptions, our dreams, our own elusive, deepest stories in these masterpieces of modernist fiction. As he argues with wit and passion, these works are in fact shimmering mirrors of our own inner world and most intimate thoughts. He decodes great novels, illuminates the complex pleasures woven into these peerless narratives, and shows how to read them to understand human beings-the way our minds and hearts actually work. This is what Weinstein means by "recovering your story." He makes these powerful works understandable, accessible, indeed imperative for all adventurous readers.--From publisher description.
Subject English fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Self in literature.
Faulkner, William, 1897-1962 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Proust, Marcel, 1871-1922. A la recherche du temps perdu.
Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Psychological fiction -- History and criticism.
Joyce, James, 1882-1941. Ulysses.
Consciousness in literature.
Morrison, Toni. Beloved.
Fiction -- Appreciation.
ISBN 140006094X (acid-free paper)
9781400060948 (acid-free paper)
Standard No. YDXCP 2254324
NZ1 9254687
AU@ 000026863696

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