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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
Paperback
Number of pages
240 pages
Language
English
Published
December 27th 2005 by Picador
File size (in PDF)
960 kB
A Plea for Eros: Essays

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.