A Plea for Eros: Essays

$16.20

SKU: 9780312425531 Category: Tag: Product ID: 815777

Description

From the author of the international bestseller What I Loved, a provocative collection of autobiographical and critical essays about writing and writers.

Whether her subject is growing up in Minnesota, cross-dressing, or the novel, Hustvedt’s nonfiction, like her fiction, defies easy categorization, elegantly combining intellect, emotion, wit, and passion. With a light touch and consummate clarity, she undresses the cultural prejudices that veil both literature and life and explores the multiple personalities that inevitably inhabit a writer’s mind. Is it possible for a woman in the twentieth century to endorse the corset, and at the same time approach with authority what it is like to be a man? Hustvedt does. Writing with rigorous honesty about her own divided self, and how this has shaped her as a writer, she also approaches the works of others–Fitzgerald, Dickens, and Henry James–with revelatory insight, and a practitioner’s understanding of their art.

ISBN: 9780312425531
Publisher: St. Martins Press-3PL
Pub Date: 09/2000
Format: Paperback
Weight: 0.75lbs
Size: 8.40h x 5.50w x 0.70d

Additional information

Weight 0.75 lbs
Dimensions 8.40 × 5.50 × 0.70 in
format

Paperback