Living, Thinking, Looking: Essays

Living, Thinking, Looking: Essays Author Siri Hustvedt
ISBN-10 9781250009524
ISBN-13 9781250009524
Year 2012-06-05
Pages 400
Language English
Publisher Picador
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The internationally acclaimed novelist Siri Hustvedt has also produced a growing body of nonfiction She has published a book of essays on painting Mysteries of the Rectangle as well as an interdisciplinary investigation of a neurological disorder The Shaking Woman or A History of My Nerves She has given lectures on artists and theories of art at the Prado the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich In 2011 she delivered the thirty ninth annual Freud Lecture in Vienna Living Thinking Looking brings together thirty two essays written between 2006 and 2011 in which the author culls insights from philosophy neuroscience psychology psychoanalysis and literature The book is divided into three sections the essays in Living draw directly from Hustvedt s life those in Thinking explore memory emotion and the imagination and the pieces in Looking are about visual art And yet the same questions recur throughout the collection How do we see remember and feel How do we interact with other people What does it mean to sleep dream and speak What is the self Hustvedt s unique synthesis of knowledge from many fields reinvigorates the much needed dialogue between the humanities and the sciences as it deepens our understanding of an age old riddle What does it mean to be human

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A Plea For Eros

A Plea For Eros Author Siri Hustvedt
ISBN-10 9781444719581
Release 2012-05-10
Pages 240