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A Modernist Reader

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.

One Response to "A Modernist Reader"

    yolandeadelson July 10th, 2006 at 11:01 am

    I have acquired and listened to every lecture series Weinstien has produced (through the Teaching Company). He is almost without peer, in my opinion, in style, clarity, and content. He boldly challenges "the Canon" where he feels something more or different deserves to be said. I await the arrival of his book like I once awaited long train trips---traveling alone, heading for unexplored destinations.

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