Incapable de supporter plus longtemps la liaison que son mari entretient avec une femme plus jeune qu'elle, Mia quitte brusquement New York pour se rendre dans le Minnesota et se réfugier quelque temps auprès de sa mère octogénaire. Parcours d'une femme blessée en forme de "lecture de soi" et d'inattendue épiphanie personnelle, ce roman solaire - féministe au meilleur sens du terme - irradie d'une énergie aussi rebelle que stimulante.
Dans une petite ville du Minnesota, où jaser donne la mesure du temps, Lily Dahl, jolie serveuse de dix-neuf ans, rêve de Marilyn et d'ailleurs. Toute à ses désirs de fuite, elle se laisse séduire par un mystérieux peintre new-yorkais de dix ans son aîné et épouse sa vocation d'actrice en décrochant un rôle pour une pièce de théâtre. Jusqu'à ce qu'une série de phénomènes étranges vienne donner à sa jeunesse le parfum capiteux du danger.
Feminist philosophy meets family memoir in a fresh essay collection by Siri Hustvedt, author of the bestselling What I Loved and Booker Prize-longlisted The Blazing World. ''A wonderful essayist . . . Her new collection is replete with personal history and recollection, and sparkles with small descriptive gems.'' Martin Chilton, Independent 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.
After Mia Fredricksen's husband of thirty years asks for a pause - so he can indulge his infatuation with a young French colleague - she cracks up (briefly), rages (deeply), then decamps to her prairie childhood home. There, gradually, she is drawn into the lives of those around her: her mother's circle of feisty widows; the young woman next door; and the diabolical teenage girls in her poetry class. By the end of the summer without men, Mia knows what's worth fighting for - and on whose terms. Provocative, mordant, and fiercely intelligent, this is a gloriously vivacious tragi-comedy about women and girls, love and marriage, and the age-old war between the sexes.
@2@@20@REISSUED AS A SCEPTRE 30TH CLASSIC, wit@21@@20@h a new afterword by the author@21@@3@@2@In 1975 art historian Leo Hertzberg discovers an extraordinary painting by an unknown artist in a New York gallery. He buys the work, tracks down its creator, Bill Weschler, and the two men embark on a life-long friendship. @3@@2@This is the story of their intense and troubled relationship, of the women in their lives and their work, of art and hysteria, love and seduction and their sons - born the same year but whose lives take very different paths.@3@
This provocative, experimental novel . . .joins several narratives to illustrate the roles of memory and perspective in making sense of a life . . . The many moods and flavors of this brash "portrait of the artist as a young woman" constantly reframe and complicate the story, making for a fascinating shape-shifter of a novel.
@2@@20@LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2014@21@@3@@2@The artist Harriet Burden, furious at the lack of attention paid her by the New York art world, conducts an experiment: she hides her identity behind three male fronts in a series of exhibitions. Their success seems to prove her point, but there's a sting in the tail - when she unmasks herself, not everyone believes her. Then her last collaborator meets a bizarre end. @3@@2@In this mesmerising tour de force, Burden's story emerges after her death through a variety of sources, including her (not entirely reliable) journals and the testimonies of her children, lover and a dear friend. Each account is different, however, and the mysteries multiply.@3@
From the internationally bestselling author of What I Loved and The Summer Without Men, a dazzling collection of essays written with Siri Hustvedt's customary intelligence, wit and ability to convey complex ideas in a clear and lively way. Divided into three sections - Living, which draws on Siri's own life; Thinking, on memory, emotion and the imagination; and Looking, on art and artists - the essays range across the humanities and science as Siri explores how we see, remember, feel and interact with others, what it means to sleep, dream and speak, and what we mean by 'self'. The combination offers a profound and fascinating insight into ourselves as thinking, feeling beings.
Tracks the author's search for a diagnosis for a mysterious condition where she sporadically shakes from the neck down while still being about to speak calmly, a search that takes her inside the thought processes of several scientific disciplines, each one with its own opinion but no clear solution. By the author of The Blindfold .