A Plea for Eros

Author(s): Siri Hustvedt


This is a stunning collection of essays by the author of What I Loved, in which she addresses many of the themes explored in her novels - identity, sexual attraction, relationships, family, mental illness, the power of the imagination, a sense of belonging and mortality.

In three cases, she focuses on the novels of other writers - Dickens, James and Fitzgerald. She also refers to her own novels, affording an unusual insight into their creation. Whatever her topic, her approach is unaffected, intimate and conversational, inviting us both to share her thoughts and reflect on our own views and ideas.

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The critically acclaimed author of the bestselling WHAT I LOVED reflects on life, love and literature

Siri Hustvedt's first novel, THE BLINDFOLD, was published by Sceptre in 1993 and her second, THE ENCHANTMENT OF LILY DAHL, followed in 1997. Both were highly acclaimed and translated around the world. Her third novel, WHAT I LOVED, was published in 2003 to even greater acclaim and has been an international success. She is also the author of a poetry collection, READING TO YOU, and YONDER, a collection of essays. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

General Fields

  • : 9780340839782
  • : Hodder & Stoughton General Division
  • : Sceptre
  • : January 2006
  • : 198mm X 130mm X 16mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : One b/w
  • : Siri Hustvedt
  • : Paperback
  • : 2006
  • : 814.54
  • : 240