Library Ed. The Teaching Company 2008
CS ISBN 978-1-59803-386-1 $199.95 Eighteen cassettes
CD ISBN 978-1-59803-387-8 $269.95 Eighteen CDs
DD ISBN $199.95
In these 36 lectures Arnold Weinstein explores great novels from half-a-dozen countries and several centuries. He dips into early novels, exploring works by Defoe and Sterne, and examines contemporary works, such as Marquez's ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE, as well. Some of Weinstein's choices are odd. Is Laclos's LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES really worth two lectures when Jane Austen gets . . . none? However, Weinstein explains these works exceptionally well, providing historical context, sharing personal responses—including a discussion of lines that strike him—and issuing impassioned pleas for the value of the classics. While his voice is always clear and professional, it’s also filled with enthusiasm as he shares his love for these timeless works. G.T.B. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2008]
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