From the author of the international bestseller What I Loved, a provocative collection of autobiographical and critical essays about writing and writers.
Whether her subject is growing up in Minnesota, cross-dressing, or the novel, Hustvedt's nonfiction, like her fiction, defies easy categorization, elegantly combining intellect, emotion, wit, and passion. With a light touch and consummate clarity, she undresses the cultural prejudices that veil both literature and life and explores the multiple personalities that inevitably inhabit a writer's mind. Is it possible for a woman in the twentieth century to endorse the corset, and at the same time approach with authority what it is like to be a man? Hustvedt does. Writing with rigorous honesty about her own divided self, and how this has shaped her as a writer, she also approaches the works of others--Fitzgerald, Dickens, and Henry James--with revelatory insight, and a practitioner's understanding of their art
Released 1 yr ago (4/21/2017 UTC) at St. Hanshaugen bydel, Oslo fylke Norway
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For my NSS playmate
Henry Miller said :
“A book is not only a friend, it makes friends for you. When you have possessed a book with mind and spirit, you are enriched. But when you pass it on you are enriched threefold.”
"Lire, c'est boire et manger. L'esprit qui ne lit pas maigrit comme le corps qui ne mange pas."
"Une lecture amusante est aussi utile à la santé que l’exercice du corps."
"When I get a little money I buy books. If any is left, then I buy food and clothes."