Siri Hustvedt's A Plea for Eros: Essays PDF

By Siri Hustvedt

ISBN-10: 0312425538

ISBN-13: 9780312425531

From the writer of the overseas bestseller What I Loved, a provocative choice of autobiographical and significant essays approximately writing and writers.

Whether her topic is growing to be up in Minnesota, cross-dressing, or the unconventional, Hustvedt's nonfiction, like her fiction, defies effortless categorization, elegantly combining mind, emotion, wit, and fervour. With a mild contact and consummate readability, she undresses the cultural prejudices that veil either literature and existence and explores the a number of personalities that necessarily inhabit a writer's brain. Is it attainable for a girl within the 20th century to advocate the corset, and while strategy with authority what it truly is prefer to be a guy? Hustvedt does. Writing with rigorous honesty approximately her personal divided self, and the way this has formed her as a author, she additionally methods the works of others--Fitzgerald, Dickens, and Henry James--with revelatory perception, and a practitioner's realizing in their art.

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