The Blazing World: A Novel

The Blazing World: A Novel

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Longlisted for the prestigious Man Booker Prize and hailed by The Washington Post as “Siri Hustvedt’s best novel yet, an electrifying work,” The Blazing World is a masterful novel about perception, prejudice, desire, and one woman’s struggle to be seen.

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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)

Collection: Simon & Schuster

Format: EPUB

Page count: 320 pages

File size: 1.7 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Awards: Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction 2014 winner

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