Siri Hustvedt

Siri Hustvedt is an acclaimed American novelist and essayist. Born on February 19, 1955, she has produced a body of work that includes novels, essays, and works of non-fiction. Hustvedt is known for her explorations of themes such as perception, memory, and the intersection between art and psychology. Her notable works include 'What I Loved' and 'The Blazing World'. In addition to her literary career, she has also delivered lectures on artists and theories of art at various institutions and has been involved in neuroscience research.


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  1. 1. What I Loved

    "What I Loved" is a poignant novel that explores the complex relationships between friends and family, art and love. The story is narrated by an art historian who tells the tale of his 25-year friendship with a renowned artist. The narrative delves into their shared experiences, their marriages, the birth and growth of their children, and the tragic events that test their bond. The story also delves into the New York art scene, providing a vivid backdrop to this exploration of friendship, loss, and the enduring power of love.

  2. 2. The Blazing World

    A gifted artist, Harriet Burden, frustrated by the lack of recognition she receives due to her gender, conducts an experiment where she presents her work under the guise of three male fronts. Her plan backfires when the third front, Rune, refuses to admit that the work was not his own. After Rune's sudden death, Burden reveals her experiment, but is met with skepticism and scorn. The novel explores themes such as gender bias in the art world, identity, perception, and the nature of art itself.