Siri Hustvedt and the Art of Thinking
Subashini Navaratnam reviews A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women: Essays on Art, Sex, and the Mind for independent magazine PopMatters.
"... Hustvedt’s lists of accomplishments are staggering, considering that autodidacticism is no longer looked upon with admiration in these times when even a university degree, it seems, is seen as insufficient. There’s something relentlessly old-school in Hustvedt’s determination to be self-taught, though the fact that she is a Literature Ph.D. and a critically-acclaimed author living in New York no doubt allows her access to institutions and people that someone in, say, a developing country in Asia simply can’t access. What she does with what she has learned and been able to access, however, is commendable and thought-provoking."
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