Imagining Characters: Six Conversations About Women Writers

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Analysts and novelists are both concerned with our innermost thoughts and feelings. Does their reading of fiction differ or overlap? In this book, British novelist A.S. Byatt meets Ignes Sodre, a Brazilian psychoanalyst, to discuss six great novels by six female novelists, "Mansfield Park" by Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte's "Villette", "Daniel Deronda" by George Eliot, "The Professor's House" by Willa Cather, Iris Murdoch's "An Unofficial Rose" and "Beloved" by Toni Morrison. As they explore the subtleties of each book, they reveal that a writer's creativity is linked not only to structures of the family and society, but to the mysteries of dreams, fantasy and metaphor.

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Analysts and novelists are both "narrators of our inner lives". Does their reading of fiction differ, or overlap? In this book A S Byatt, meets Ignes Sodre, a Brazilian psychoanalyst. In a series of vivid, enthusiastic conversations on the books they love, they bring their different backgrounds and professional experiences of "reading" to bear on six great novels: Jane Austen's MANSFIELD PARK, Charlotte Bronte's VILLETTE, George Eliot's DANIEL DERONDA, Willa Cather's THE PROFESSOR'S HOUSE, Iris Murdoch's AN UNOFFICIAL ROSE and Toni Morrison's BELOVED.

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A. S. Byatt is famed for her short fiction, collected in "Sugar and Other Stories," "The Matisse Stories," and "The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye." Her full-length novels include the Booker Prize-winning "Possession" and the trilogy sequence "The Virgin in the Garden," "Still Life," and "Babel Tower."

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