Siri Hustvedt

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Apr 2017

Scandinavian American Theater Company

Scandinavian American Theater Company Presents US Theater Debut of The Summer Without Men

"The Summer Without Men is an adaptation of American author Siri Hustvedt's bestselling novel by Karen-Maria Bille and Peter Langdal. In the adaptation, only three actresses play a gallery of 12 characters, seamlessly sliding from one to the next." Admission is free. April 3, 2017, at Victor Borge Hall, Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue, New York.

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Mar 2017

The Nation

A new book by Siri Hustvedt offers challenging ways to understand how misogyny became so deeply embedded in our culture

...the novelist, essayist, scholar, and veritable Renaissance woman Siri Hustvedt presents an alternate version of feminism and the feminist critique in her new book, A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women: Essays on Art, Sex, and the Mind. With arguments that span the humanities, neuroscience, and psychiatry, she offers challenging ways to understand how misogyny became so deeply embedded in our culture and how we (or, at least, practitioners in those fields) can begin to combat it.

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Feb 2017

PEN America

65 Writers and Artists Urge Trump to Reconsider Visa Ban

Sixty-five of the most prominent names in literature have sent a joint letter with PEN America to President Donald Trump today, urging him not to impose a new immigration ban that would affect the ability of artists, writers, and thinkers to travel to the United States.

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Jan 2017

The Spectator

Siri Hustvedt’s thoughts on art, science and the human condition

In her review of A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women: Essays on Art, Sex, and the Mind, Kate Womersley of Britain's Spectator writes "As her latest essays show, the American novelist is prepared to take on anything, from sculpture to cybernetics."

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Dec 2016

Washington Post

Siri Hustvedt wonders why we revere the intellect and distrust the body

"When we say we’re drawn in or absorbed by a work of art, what exactly do we mean? How does human perception work? It can be argued that art literally grabs us, tugs at us, takes us for a ride. When we stand before a Cézanne, the rhythms of its colors, lines and movement subtly massage our nervous system."

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Dec 2016

The New York Times

The New York Times: Siri Hustvedt Views the Human Condition Through Art and Science

Vivian Gornick reviewing for the New York Times writes: "A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women is a collection of essays that, taken as a whole, is meant to increase the common reader’s understanding of and interest in the rich brew of human endeavor to be found in science and the humanities when we try to see the accomplishments of the one through the lens of the other."

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Dec 2016

Nautilus

The Novelist and Critic Siri Hustvedt Raises an Eyebrow at Science

"What separates the sciences from the humanities? What unites them? And how can they each illuminate the nature of mind and self? These were some of the questions on Siri Hustvedt’s mind as she began her new book of essays, A Woman Looking At Men Looking At Women.