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Volume 46 (ships March 26)
The Blazing World
by Siri Hustvedt
With five novels under her belt, including two international bestsellers, Siri Hustvedt is best known as a writer of fiction. But according to Salley Vickers of the Observer, "She is even more to be admired as an essayist (in this regard I feel that she resembles Virginia Woolf)." Fluent in the concepts and the language of psychology, neuroscience, the visual arts, and many other fields, Hustvedt is a world-class polymath. So it comes as no surprise that her new novel is as intellectually provocative as it is emotionally moving. Yet The Blazing World is still a revelation.
A heady, suspenseful, funny, and wrenching novel of creativity, identity, and longing." – Booklist, Starred Review
Larger-than-life Harry reads vociferously, loves fervently, and overflows with intellectual and creative energy….Hustvedt dissects the art world with ironic insight….This is a funny, sad, thought-provoking, and touching portrait of a woman who is blazing with postfeminist fury and propelled by artistic audacity." – Publishers Weekly
Blazing indeed…with agonizing compassion for all of wounded humanity." – Kirkus, Starred Review
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