on June 23, 2002
This is a thoroughly excellent study of characterization and consciousness in the novel--it's precise, thorough, clearly written, and persuasively argued. Readers looking for a discussion of neurology and consciousness won't find it here, though. The book's focus is squarely on literary form, and here Cohn excels. One of the most enlightening lit crit books I have ever come across--and especially useful for those interested in close analysis of style in modern literature.