Yonder

Essays

Siri Hustvedt

Henry Holt and Co.

Download Image Siri Hustvedt Yonder

Available Formats

eBook
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 in her fascinating nonfiction many of the central leitmotifs of her fiction.

The six pieces in Yonder, Hustvedt's first book of essays, are all meditations on the complex relationship between art and the world. They include a personal essay on memory and place, which investigates the images we retain from our lives, the lives of others in the world, and the lives of characters in books. In "Vermeer's Annunciation," Hustvedt gives an entirely original interpretation of the Vermeer painting Woman with a Pearl Necklace. In "Ghosts at the Table," she examines the essence of still life as a genre in painting from Cotan and Chardin to Philip Guston. Other essays include a profound piece about Dickens, a reassessment of The Great Gatsby, and a witty and provocative assault on contemporary pieties entitled "A Plea for Eros."

Connect with the Author

Siri Hustvedt

Official Sites


Related Links


Sign Up for
Author Updates

Macmillan Newsletter


Sign up to receive information about new books, author events, and special offers.

Sign up now

Reviews

Reviews from Goodreads

Back

About the Author

Siri Hustvedt

Siri Hustvedt is the author of two novels, of which one, The Enchantment of Lily Dahl, is available from Owl Books (0-8050-5590-8, $12.00). She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and child.

Siri Hustvedt

Marion Ettlinger
Siri Hustvedt

Back

Buy the Book

Available Formats and Book Details

Yonder
Essays
Siri Hustvedt

e-Book Agency

e-Book Agency
Henry Holt and Co.
July 2013
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466848061
ISBN10: 1466848065
160 pages
$7.99
Back

From The Publisher

Henry Holt and Co.

Latest on Facebook

Latest on Twitter

Back