Plea for Eros Essays
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Description: 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.
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Copyright year: 2006
Publication date: 12/27/2005
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
|A Plea for Eros|
|Franklin Pangborn: An Apologia|
|Eight Days in a Corset|
|Being a Man|
|Leaving Your Mother|
|Living with Strangers 9/11, or One Year Later|
|The Bostonians: Personal and Impersonal Words|
|Charles Dickens and the Morbid Fragment|
|Extracts from a Story of the Wounded Self|