Recovering Your Story: Proust, Joyce, Woolf, Faulkner, Morrison by Arnold Weinstein
Reviewed by Gabriel Hankins
The Virginia Quarterly Review
"Weinstein is a passionate and lucid teacher, one of the most graceful expositors of literature in the nation. In this literary appreciation-cum-memoir, he puts his gifts to work for an unpopular cause: the continuing relevance of the great books that 'read us,' as he claims — that recover the reader's life through their experimental investigations into time, relationship, gender, and history. His avowedly humanist appeal is intended for the beginning or casual reader of Modernist fiction, making a case for the narrative expedition into the interior recesses of the soul, with (sometimes intimate) biographical anecdotes and heartfelt paeans." Read the entire Virginia Quarterly Review review.