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Yonder: Essays

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Sparkling essays on a variety of subjects--literature, art, popular culture, autobiography--by a renowned young American novelist.

In her brilliant and daring novels The Blindfold and The Enchantment of Lily Dahl, Siri Hustvedt has won critical acclaim and a rapidly expanding international audience. But she is also a wide-ranging essayist and critic, frequently reexamining
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Hardcover, 160 pages
Published May 15th 1998 by Henry Holt and Co.
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Bunnyhugger1
Initial note: 3 of the 6 pieces in this volume are already part of the 12-essay collection "A Plea for Eros", which I have previously reviewed (the duplicates are "Yonder", A Plea" and "Gatsby's Glasses.) Siri Hustvedt doesn't disappoint. In fact reading her this morning lifted my spirits, offering a much-needed respite from my life. In "Ghosts at the Table" she takes a fascinating look at the art form of still life and the role of the spectator, with particular focus on Chardin and Cotan (who s ...more
Cheryl
I love the ways this author looks at paintings. And memories. And articulates how, when we read, we visualize a book, and it is those images we remember, not the words so much. Even so, I want to write down the sentences that move me or I am connected to in some way. I know I will not remember the quotations. And that, even, there will be a day when I am looking through my journal and come across the words again, I might wonder, "Now, why did I write that down?" I love the exploration she takes ...more
Linda
I loved these essays, but she's one of those authors that is very deep. But in a good way.
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Hustvedt was born in Northfield, Minnesota. Her father Lloyd Hustvedt was a professor of Scandinavian literature, and her mother Ester Vegan emigrated from Norway at the age of thirty. She holds a B.A. in history from St. Olaf College and a Ph.D. in English from Columbia University; her thesis on Charles Dickens was entitled Figures of Dust: A Reading of Our Mutual Friend.

Hustvedt has mainly made
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