Siri Hustvedt on the Tangled Gender Roles in Science and Literature
An interview with Jennie Yabroff for the Signature website.
"Every person on earth is both a beneficiary and a victim of scientific invention," Siri Hustvedt writes in her new essay collection, A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women. It’s an uncontroversial statement, almost prosaic in its obviousness. But, she continues, "reading history, philosophy, poetry and novels or looking at works of visual art or listening to music” are equally life-changing acts. "Although such changes may be less tangible, it does not render them less real or somehow inferior to the effects of technology."
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