Siri Hustvedt

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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.

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Dec 2016

Chicago Tribune

Siri Hustvedt marries art and science in A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women

"Siri, the computer program that operates as an artificially intelligent personal assistant, appears to know the answers to everything. So seemingly, does the author Siri Hustvedt, or at least such is the impression given by her voluminous, humorous and wide-ranging new collection A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women: Essays on Art, Sex and the Mind."