Saturday, September 26, 2009

Simpático with Peace Through Fiction - more quotes from A Scream Goes Through the House by Arnold Weinstein (post #2)

More quotes below from the book simpático in spirit with Peace Through Fiction ~ A Scream Goes Through the House: What Literature Teaches Us About Life by Arnold Weinstein..."a book about the power of literature to heal and interact with our experiences."

"Counterintuitive though it may seem, literature and the arts afford us a royal way into the body, and this is a trip worth making because the acquaintanceship in question is, of course, with ourselves." (p74)

"We will never know how much of this Bronte intended—it is the first question my students ask (...)—and my only answer is: can we know what any author intends? what we ourselves intend? Novels are not subject to proof or disproof, like evidence in a courtroom..." (p90)

Arnold Weinstein links ~
Arnold L. Weinstein, Brown University Research

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