How to Live. What To Do.: In search of ourselves in life and literature

Josh Cohen (Author)
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Description

'We tell ourselves stories in order to live' Joan Didion

From the truths and lies we tell about ourselves to the resonant creations of fiction, stories give shape and meaning to all our lives. Both a practicing psychoanalyst and a professor of literature, Josh Cohen has long been taken with the mutual echoes between the life struggles of the consulting room and the dramas of the novel. So what might the most memorable characters in literature tell us about how to live meaningfully?

In How to Live. What to Do , Cohen plots a course through the various stages of our lives, discovering in each the surprising and profound insights literature has to offer. Beginning with the playful mindset of Wonderland 's Alice, we discover the resilience of Jane Eyre, the rebellious rage of Baldwin's Johnny Grimes and the catastrophic ambitions of Jay Gatsby, the turbulence of first love for Sally Rooney's Frances, the sorrows of marriage for Middlemarch 's Dorothea Brooke, and the regrets and comforts of middle age for Rabbit Angstrom.

Product Details

Price
£16.98  £15.79
Publisher
Ebury Publishing
Publish Date
11 February 2021
Language
English
Type
Hardback
EAN/UPC
9781785039799
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