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A Plea for Eros
by Siri Hustvedt | Nonfiction
Registered by wingKrissa33wing of Route indéterminée (hors réseau autoroutier), -- Highways, Roadsides & Services -- France on 3/26/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by wingKrissa33wing from Route indéterminée (hors réseau autoroutier), -- Highways, Roadsides & Services -- France on Sunday, March 26, 2017

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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 


Journal Entry 2 by wingKrissa33wing at St. Hanshaugen bydel, Oslo fylke Norway on Sunday, March 26, 2017

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Released 6 mos ago (4/21/2017 UTC) at St. Hanshaugen bydel, Oslo fylke Norway

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Journal Entry 3 by wingzimortwing at Gjøvik, Oppland fylke Norway on Friday, April 21, 2017

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Thank you for this book. Received at the Convention in Oslo as a N.S.S gift. Look forward reading this.  


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