Hustvedt, Siri A Plea for Eros

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A Plea for Eros

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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.

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Paperback. Pub Date: December 2005 Pages: 228 Publisher: Picador USA 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 at least 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 ...

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"Clear, elegant writing ... Readers will find both emotional and intellectual resonance in Hustvedt's deeply personal essays." --Publishers Weekly

"As accomplished and intelligent as the author's fiction--which is saying a lot." --Kirkus Reviews

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