The Blazing World: A Novel

The Blazing World: A Novel

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With The Blazing World, internationally best­selling author Siri Hustvedt returns to the New York art world in her most masterful and urgent novel since What I Loved. Hustvedt, who has long been celebrated for her “beguiling, lyrical prose” (The Sunday Times Books, London), tells the provocative story of the artist Harriet Burden. After years of watching her work ignored or dismissed by critics, Burden conducts an experiment she calls Maskings: she presents… (more)

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I find Hustvedt’s The Blazing World to be a reminder of our contemporary situation—our society’s still-early strainings against the binary—which contextualises our science fiction, which is not as far from Sheldon’s time as we’d like.

Siri Hustvedt’s dizzying, deeply felt The Blazing World—political, philosophical, transcendent in the way of true art—will stay alive in readers’ minds for years to come.

Despite its intensity, "The Blazing World" concerns ambivalence: that of both genders toward patriarchy; the lure of fame, and the art world's infatuation with appearances; the undermining power of unconscious motivation.

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Book Details  

Publisher: Simon & Schuster (March 11, 2014)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 320 pages

File size: 2.1 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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