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By Siri Hustvedt

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ISBN-13: 9781501141096

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A compelling, radical, “richly explored” (The long island occasions booklet Review), and “insightful” (Vanity Fair) number 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 outstanding 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 obtained principles and cultural truisms.

“A girl males taking a look at girls” (which supplied the identify of this ebook) examines specific artistic endeavors but additionally human notion itself, together with the biases that impact how we pass judgement on paintings, literature, and the realm. Picasso, de Kooning, Louise Bourgeois, Anselm Kiefer, Susan Sontag, Robert Mapplethorpe, and Karl Ove Knausgaard all come less than Hustvedt’s excessive scrutiny. “The Delusions of simple task” exposes how the age-old, unresolved mind-body challenge has formed and sometimes distorted and careworn modern inspiration in neuroscience, psychiatry, genetics, man made intelligence, and evolutionary psychology. “What Are We? Lectures at the Human situation” encompasses a robust studying of Kierkegaard, a trenchant research of suicide, and penetrating reflections at the mysteries of tension, synesthesia, reminiscence and house, and the philosophical dilemmas of fiction.

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

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