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Sparkling essays on a variety of subjects--literature, art, popular culture, autobiography--by a renowned young American novelist.

In her brilliant and daring novels The Blindfold and The Enchantment of Lily Dahl, Siri Hustvedt has won critical acclaim and a rapidly expanding international audience. But she is also a wide-ranging essayist and critic, frequently reexamining in her fascinating nonfiction many of the central leitmotifs of her fiction.

The six pieces in Yonder, Hustvedt's first book of essays, are all meditations on the complex relationship between art and the world. They include a personal essay on memory and place, which investigates the images we retain from our lives, the lives of others in the world, and the lives of characters in books. In "Vermeer's Annunciation," Hustvedt gives an entirely original interpretation of the Vermeer painting Woman with a Pearl Necklace. In "Ghosts at the Table," she examines the essence of still life as a genre in painting from Cotan and Chardin to Philip Guston. Other essays include a profound piece about Dickens, a reassessment of The Great Gatsby, and a witty and provocative assault on contemporary pieties entitled "A Plea for Eros."

About the Author

Siri Hustvedt is the author of two novels, of which one, The Enchantment of Lily Dahl, is available from Owl Books (0-8050-5590-8, $12.00). She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and child.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805050110
Subtitle:
Essays
Author:
Hustvedt, Siri
Publisher:
Henry Holt and Co.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Addresses, essays, lectures
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series Volume:
93-63
Publication Date:
19980515
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8.6 x 5.76 x 0.71 in

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