A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women: Essays on Art, Sex, by Siri Hustvedt PDF

By Siri Hustvedt

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A compelling, radical, “richly explored” (The manhattan instances ebook Review), and “insightful” (Vanity Fair) selection of essays on paintings, feminism, neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy from prize-winning novelist Siri Hustvedt, the acclaimed writer of The Blazing World and What I Loved.

In a trilogy of works introduced jointly in one quantity, Siri Hustvedt demonstrates the amazing variety and intensity of her wisdom in either the arts and the sciences. Armed with passionate interest, a feeling of humor, and insights from many disciplines she many times upends acquired rules and cultural truisms.

“A lady taking a look at males taking a look at girls” (which supplied the name of this e-book) examines specific artistic endeavors but additionally human conception itself, together with the biases that impact how we pass judgement on artwork, literature, and the area. Picasso, de Kooning, Louise Bourgeois, Anselm Kiefer, Susan Sontag, Robert Mapplethorpe, and Karl Ove Knausgaard all come below Hustvedt’s excessive scrutiny. “The Delusions of walk in the park” exposes how the age-old, unresolved mind-body challenge has formed and infrequently distorted and stressed modern suggestion in neuroscience, psychiatry, genetics, man made intelligence, and evolutionary psychology. “What Are We? Lectures at the Human ” encompasses a strong analyzing of Kierkegaard, a trenchant research of suicide, and penetrating reflections at the mysteries of anxiety, synesthesia, reminiscence and area, and the philosophical dilemmas of fiction.

A girl taking a look at males Women is an “erudite” (Booklist), “wide-ranging, irreverent, and soaking up meditation on pondering, understanding, and being” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).

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