By Siri Hustvedt
Publish yr note: First released may possibly fifteenth 1998 by way of Henry Holt and Co.
Sparkling essays on quite a few subjects—literature, artwork, pop culture, autobiography—by a well known younger American novelist.
In her fabulous and bold novels The Blindfold and The attraction of Lily Dahl, Siri Hustvedt has received severe acclaim and a speedily increasing foreign viewers. yet she is usually a wide-ranging essayist and critic, often reexamining in her interesting nonfiction a number of the critical leitmotifs of her fiction.
The six items in Yonder, Hustvedt's first ebook of essays, are all meditations at the advanced courting among artwork and the area. They contain a private essay on reminiscence and position, which investigates the pictures we continue from our lives, the lives of others on the planet, and the lives of characters in books. In "Vermeer's Annunciation," Hustvedt offers a wholly unique interpretation of the Vermeer portray girl with a Pearl Necklace. In "Ghosts on the Table," she examines the essence of nonetheless lifestyles as a style in portray from Cotan and Chardin to Philip Guston. different essays contain a profound piece approximately Dickens, a reassessment of the good Gatsby, and a witty and provocative attack on modern pieties entitled "A Plea for Eros."