Books by Arnold Weinstein

Arnold Weinstein (co-lyricist of Punch and Judy Get Divorced) was lyricist of the A.R.T.'s world premiere production of Shlemiel the First. His current projects include an adaptation of A View from the Bridge with Arthur Miller and William Bolcom for Lyri


Released: Feb. 15, 2011

"From familiar works to those not so well-known, Weinstein expertly extracts their timeless lessons."
Weinstein (Comparative Literature/Brown Univ.; Northern Arts: The Breakthrough of Scandinavian Literature and Art, from Ibsen to Bergman, 2008, etc.) eloquently mines the literary canon for rites-of-passage stories. Read full book review >
Released: March 21, 2006

"Weinstein's lengthy exegeses and analyses are not for the casual reader, but those who share his taste for challenging fiction will be moved by his love for books that 'both shock and educate us about the scope and intensity of human feeling.'"
The author of A Scream Goes Through the House (2003) again examines what art reveals about our psyches, this time focusing on the novels of four modernist writers and one late-20th-century successor. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 12, 2003

"Myriad allusions swarm like bees in this busy but ultimately ordinary hive. (b&w illustrations throughout)"
Weinstein waxes rhapsodic about Literature and Life—and Death and Depression, too. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"The kind of personal account that gives chutzpah a bad name. (Sixteen pages of color photographs—not seen; b&w illustrations throughout.)"
Showoff memoirs of an artist whose works stirred controversy during the Beat era and have been increasingly ignored ever since. Read full book review >