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My Reading

Charles Dickens

But for you, dear stranger

Annette Federico

Charles Dickens

My Reading

Charles Dickens

But for you, dear stranger

My Reading: Charles Dickens

 

Dickens's first concern in all his fiction is with people's feelings and their imaginations. This book takes a personal approach to Dickens's art, paying attention to what magnetizes Federico or strikes her as newly relevant to our own world, and to her life, as she explores what Dickens' works are emotionally about.


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Beschrijving My Reading: Charles Dickens

A personal approach to Dickens's art that pays attention to what magnetizes Federico or strikes her as newly relevant to our own world, and to her life, as she explores what Dickens' works are emotionally about.

Dickens's first concern in all his fiction is with people's feelings and their imaginations. Everything else—the social criticism, the satire, the comedy—flows from that spring. How does a person begin to imagine, to enter vividly into the life he or she has been given, and into the lives of others? How does someone change, how do they love, give their trust, look forward to the future? These questions make their way into all of Dickens's novels, including the four discussed in this
contribution to the My Reading series: Oliver Twist (1837-39), David Copperfield (1849-50), Little Dorrit (1855-57), and A Tale of Two Cities (1859). Consistent with the aims of the series, this book takes a personal approach to Dickens's art. Federico follows her own responses, paying attention to what
magnetizes her or strikes her as newly relevant to our own world, and to her life. What is the story emotionally about? This becomes the important question as she reads through Dickens's works. It is the question that opens the door to her own memories, her own stories, as she grows from being an innocent reader of Dickens to a more critical, professionalized one—while still listening confidentially to what Dickens has to teach her about hope, love, and the limits of knowledge.


ISBN
9780192847348
Pagina's
192
Verschenen
Serie
My Reading
NUR
320
Druk
1
Uitvoering
Hardback
Taal
Engels
Uitgever
OUP Oxford

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