"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.
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.
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.
Author and Washington Post critic Sarah L. Kaufman reviews A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women: Essays on Art, Sex, and the Mind for Free Press Online. "It could have been titled A Woman Looking at Societal Twaddle and Calling Its Bluff."
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."
"The Brooklyn literati was in full effect this Sunday on the steps of the New York Public Library. Leading writers of great intellect held a reading series titled, Writers Resist, in opposition to the manipulative and divisive President-Elect’s upcoming inauguration."
Boston WBUR Radio's Jim Sullivan reviews the latest book and interviews Siri by phone. "It doesn’t take me long to realize I’m in a very meta situation: I am a man speaking on the phone with a woman who wrote a book called A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women."
A few of the 2016 year-end lists that recommend A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women: Essays on Art, Sex, and the Mind.
"Siri Hustvedt's writing - she's the author of novels like What I Loved and The Blazing World - carries much intellectual heft, revealing a vast knowledge of literature, art, psychology, and philosophy."
"With a systematic investment in bridging the gap between science and the humanities, Hustvedt has produced a series of essays that explore the mysteries of our linguistic system and the structures that put power, gender, and sexuality in tension with one another."
A Woman Looking At Men Looking At Women upends notion of the superiority of scientific truths over artistic ones
"The great enemy of thought and creativity is the received idea," Siri Hustvedt writes, and woe to the lazy purveyor of unexamined "truths" who comes under her sharp scrutiny in this stimulating essay collection."
"Siri Hustvedt talks about the dialogue between the arts, sciences and the sexes."
"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."
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."
"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.