Agostino racconta molto di sé nelle sue Confessioni, ma quello che ci dice delle sue terribili lotte interiori non è mai gratuito: serve a illustrare una profonda indagine filosofica atta a portare il lettore stesso a un risveglio spirituale. Ces essais écrits entre 2006 et 2011, se penchent sur le matériau autobiographique Vivre , comme socle littéraire. I do think she is probably brilliant and one would learn from being her friend, but that is now shot, no doubt: Hustvedt was born in Northfield, Minnesota. Hustvedt's essays are insightful and very well researched and written. Nei seguenti scritti appaio e scompaio al pari di un personaggio.
Samtidig er essayene her utrolig lærerike og gode. On the ever narrowing fields of 'expertise' - We live in a world of hyperfocus and expertise. As the line went through my head, I was struck by how it relates to this book of essays I was still reading at the time. I read almost all her novels, and was always pretty impressed. When you smile at me, I feel a smile form on my own face before I am aware it is happening, and I smile because I am seeing me in your eyes and know that you like what you see.
It's an awkward line to take - that between an artistic philosophy and 'all of perception is just electrochemical stimulation, nothing real' - and she didn't always stay on this line for me. Dernier ouvrage paru : Un été sans les hommes 2011. These essays are erudite, compelling and very accessible. Some, however, I felt was a little off the mark, to me it felt like scientific findings had either been misunderstood by the author, or had been wilfully disregarded as it didn't fit the point she was trying to make. Her experience in various disciplines, such as psychoanalysis, psychology, philosophy, literature, cultural studies, the arts is so grand, and her musings on interesting topics that are cross-cut between these areas are informative and really enjoyable. As such, I feel overloaded with new thoughts and perspecti This book has so many wonderful insights and reflections, based on personal experience, research and observation. As such, I feel overloaded with new thoughts and perspectives and haven't quite managed to finish it.
» La curiosité de Siri Hustvedt semble insatiable. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband, writer Paul Auster, and their daughter, singer and actress Sophie Auster. Siri Hustvedt is a remarkable writer, a perceptive art critic, a painstaking intellectual, and a profoundly gracious human being. Essays that mixes art, literature, neuropsychology and neuropsychonalisis plus her life as a writer, daughter, sister, wife and mother; they were so interesting that I got lost reading the book. Good god, Siri Hustvedt is bright. Nei seguenti scritti appaio e scompaio al pari di un personaggio. Its not a light read - and I attempted to read it cover to cover, whereas it is probably a book better treated as an essay or two at a time, with time then to ponder.
We know all we can see of the objectvie world, as human beings, never really exists as we see and understand it. Hustvedt takes a particular interest in psychiatry, neurology and perception - unsurprising considering some of her previous work including working in creative arts with mental patients and writing about her own experiences with neurological illness. She has a PhD in English from Columbia University and is a lecturer in psychiatry at Weil Cornell Medical College in New York. Hustvedt has self studied certain scientific subjects in details and she is quite at liberty to engage in an unspoken dialogue with her readers. And reason against the more mundane complexities of the universe. Very interesting set of essays by an author I really admire but I couldn't get through it very easily I am afraid! So wird man nicht nur in diverse Gebiete eingeführt, sondern erhält vielseitige, spannende und lehrreiche Inputs. I am infamous in my family for my love of dark, serious books, but my taste in music is not the same: while on a road trip with my daughter a few months ago she live-tweeted my saying that I like upbeat music with goofy lyrics.
Subject and object are not so easily separated. What happens in our brains when we remember, when we imagine, when we look at art? The sentimentality that has lain thick over motherhood in western culture, at least since the nineteenth century, strikes me as a way to tame a two way passion that has a threatening quality, if only by dint of its strength, Children must escape their mothers, and mothers must let them go, and separation can be a long tug-of-war' p72 On 'the real story' - 'Writing fiction takes place in a mental zone of free invention that memoir does not or should not , for the simple reason that the reader expects the writer of the volume has told the truth. La personne est-elle alors plus biologique que culturelle? I was particularly interested in the idea of memories needing to be rooted in a place, even if that place is later discovered not to be where the actual event happened, and of the memory we are currently remembering being the latest, inevitably revised, version of the so-called original memory. Siri Hustvedt er ikke bare en sterk forfatter, hun er også særdeles intelligent kvinne med kjennskap til hjerneforskning, psykoanalyse og kunst. She is a very erudite, intellectualist writer, but not at all blasé, on the contrary, her message is usually how few certainties we have in life and how little we know, even armed with the latest scientific insights, about what really matters.
» À la recherche de son « moi idéal », mais aussi de ses facettes et réalités, elle reste consciente de ce que « nous devenons aussi les créatures de notre culture ». Essayet har uten tvil økt min interesse for å komme meg til Prado-museet i Madrid, og samtlige essay i denne delen har økt min interesse for kunst. Poésie, littérature, cinéma, musique, analyses, interviews, des lectures d'actualité pour communiquer avec d'autres bloggers sur des sujets sérieux avec aussi de l'humour. Es verdad que nada nuevo dice Hustvedt sobre la mirada y el acto de leer obras de arte, pero lo que vuelve interesante todo el libro es que todos esos campos los utiliza para e Es una maravilla leer a Siri Hustvedt, sobre todo por la cantidad de posturas que tiene desde distintos campos para leer un mismo tema. Or, perhaps more accurately, being reminded of what that familiarity felt like. There is absolutely nothing 'pseudo' about writing about topics which one has self studied.
The best book of essays I've read in a long time. Es ist also nicht weiter verwunderlich, dass die Amerikanerin mit Diplom der englischen Literatur und vielen Interessen an diversen Wissenschaften auch packende Essays schreibt. The looking essays were not my cup of tea. Olaf College and a Ph. I've been saddened by the lack of shared knowledge. I feel that if my own interests and investigations were similar to Hustvedt's, I would love this book.
At times it was a bit rambley, like she was thinking aloud or rather writing aloud! There is absolutely nothing 'pseudo' about writing about topics which one has self studied. D in Literature, have her perceptions and views on scientific subjects. I have such a personal connection with her fiction that I really wanted to explore how she writes non fiction essays. Unfortunately those bright spots were outweighed by the majority of essays I found to be dry, bland, and not particularly engaging or refreshing at all. Some of the essays felt very weighted in heavy academic writing, which made them less accessible, and I really had to work at reading them, but that's never a bad thing.