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'It is Hustvedt's gift to write with exemplary clarity of what is by necessity unclear.' Hilary Mantel, Guardian

Feminist philosophy meets family memoir in a fresh essay collection by the award-winning essayist and novelist Siri Hustvedt, author of the bestselling What I Loved and Booker Prize-longlisted The Blazing World.

Siri Hustvedt's relentlessly curious mind and expansive intellect are on full display in this stunning new collection of essays, whose subjects range from the nature of memory and time to what we inherit from our parents, the power of art during tragedy, misogyny, motherhood, neuroscience, and the books we turn to during a pandemic. Drawing on family history as well as her own life and experiences, she examines the porousness of borders of all kinds in a masterful intellectual journey that is at once personal and universal. Ultimately, Mothers, Fathers, and Others reminds us that the boundaries we take for granted-between ourselves and others, between art and viewer-are far less stable than we imagine.

 
 

Review

Praise for Siri Hustvedt's non-fiction

'It is Hustvedt's gift to write with exemplary clarity of what is by necessity unclear.'

-- Hilary Mantel - Guardian

Siri Hustvedt is best known as a novelist and her novels have received deserved acclaim. But to my mind, she is even more to be admired as an essayist -- Salley Vickers - Observer

She is an inspiring guide to territory where both the humanities and the sciences can throw light on the ways in which we construct meaning in our lives. -- Nick Rennison - Sunday Times

Her erudition, the sharp clarity of her thinking, the variety of her sources and the supple ways in which she weaves them into personal narrative, coupled with her fearlessness in the face of those aspects of the human condition which are of necessity ambiguous, infuse her work with a rare kind of quiet intellectual confidence. -- Melanie McGrath - Sunday Telegraph

Siri Hustvedt, one of our finest novelists, has long been a brilliant explorer of brain and mind -- Oliver Sacks, author of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat

Book Description

Feminist philosophy meets family memoir in a fresh essay collection by the award-winning essayist and novelist Siri Hustvedt, author of the bestselling What I Loved and Booker Prize-longlisted The Blazing World.

About the Author

Siri Hustvedt is the author of seven novels - The BlindfoldThe Enchantment of Lily DahlWhat I LovedThe Sorrows of an AmericanThe Summer Without MenThe Blazing World, which was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2014 and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction, and Memories of the Future - and five collections of essays: YonderMysteries of the RectangleEssays on PaintingA Plea for ErosLivingThinkingLooking and A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women. She has also published a poetry collection, Reading To You, and the memoir The Shaking Woman or A History of My Nerves.

Hustvedt has a PhD in English from Columbia University and several honorary doctorates. In 2012 she was awarded the International Gabarron Prize for Thought and Humanities and in 2019 won the European Essay Prize for The Delusions of Certainty, an essay she wrote for A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women.

She is a Lecturer in Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College and has written on art for the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph and several exhibition catalogues. Born in Minnesota, Siri Hustvedt now lives in Brooklyn, New York.

 
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  • ISBN: 9781529376654
  • Author: Siri Hustvedt
  • Publisher: Sceptre Books
  • Pages: 320
  • Format: Paperback

Book Description

'It is Hustvedt's gift to write with exemplary clarity of what is by necessity unclear.' Hilary Mantel, Guardian

Feminist philosophy meets family memoir in a fresh essay collection by the award-winning essayist and novelist Siri Hustvedt, author of the bestselling What I Loved and Booker Prize-longlisted The Blazing World.

Siri Hustvedt's relentlessly curious mind and expansive intellect are on full display in this stunning new collection of essays, whose subjects range from the nature of memory and time to what we inherit from our parents, the power of art during tragedy, misogyny, motherhood, neuroscience, and the books we turn to during a pandemic. Drawing on family history as well as her own life and experiences, she examines the porousness of borders of all kinds in a masterful intellectual journey that is at once personal and universal. Ultimately, Mothers, Fathers, and Others reminds us that the boundaries we take for granted-between ourselves and others, between art and viewer-are far less stable than we imagine.

 
 

Review

Praise for Siri Hustvedt's non-fiction

'It is Hustvedt's gift to write with exemplary clarity of what is by necessity unclear.'

-- Hilary Mantel - Guardian

Siri Hustvedt is best known as a novelist and her novels have received deserved acclaim. But to my mind, she is even more to be admired as an essayist -- Salley Vickers - Observer

She is an inspiring guide to territory where both the humanities and the sciences can throw light on the ways in which we construct meaning in our lives. -- Nick Rennison - Sunday Times

Her erudition, the sharp clarity of her thinking, the variety of her sources and the supple ways in which she weaves them into personal narrative, coupled with her fearlessness in the face of those aspects of the human condition which are of necessity ambiguous, infuse her work with a rare kind of quiet intellectual confidence. -- Melanie McGrath - Sunday Telegraph

Siri Hustvedt, one of our finest novelists, has long been a brilliant explorer of brain and mind -- Oliver Sacks, author of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat

Book Description

Feminist philosophy meets family memoir in a fresh essay collection by the award-winning essayist and novelist Siri Hustvedt, author of the bestselling What I Loved and Booker Prize-longlisted The Blazing World.

About the Author

Siri Hustvedt is the author of seven novels - The BlindfoldThe Enchantment of Lily DahlWhat I LovedThe Sorrows of an AmericanThe Summer Without MenThe Blazing World, which was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2014 and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction, and Memories of the Future - and five collections of essays: YonderMysteries of the RectangleEssays on PaintingA Plea for ErosLivingThinkingLooking and A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women. She has also published a poetry collection, Reading To You, and the memoir The Shaking Woman or A History of My Nerves.

Hustvedt has a PhD in English from Columbia University and several honorary doctorates. In 2012 she was awarded the International Gabarron Prize for Thought and Humanities and in 2019 won the European Essay Prize for The Delusions of Certainty, an essay she wrote for A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women.

She is a Lecturer in Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College and has written on art for the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph and several exhibition catalogues. Born in Minnesota, Siri Hustvedt now lives in Brooklyn, New York.

 

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