A Plea for Eros: Essays by Siri Hustvedt - PDF and EPUB eBook
From the author of the international bestseller What I Loved, a provocative collection of autobiographical and critical essays...
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Details of A Plea for Eros: Essays
- Exact title of the book
- A Plea for Eros: Essays
- Book author
- Siri Hustvedt
- Book edition
- Number of pages
- 240 pages
- December 27th 2005 by Picador
- File size (in PDF)
- 960 kB
Some brief overview of book
From the author of the international bestseller What I Loved, a provocative collection of autobiographical and critical essays about writing and writers. Whether her subject is growing up in Minnesota, cross-dressing, or the novel, Hustvedt's nonfiction, like her fiction, defies easy categorization, elegantly combining intellect, emotion, wit, and passion. With a light touch and consummate clarity, she undresses the cultural prejudices that veil both literature and life and explores the multiple personalities that inevitably inhabit a writer's mind.
Is it possible for a woman in the twentieth century to endorse the corset, and at the same time approach with authority what it is like to be a man? Hustvedt does. Writing with rigorous honesty about her own divided self, and how this has shaped her as a writer, she also approaches the works of others-Fitzgerald, Dickens, and Henry James-with revelatory insight, and a practitioner's understanding of their art.