Siri Hustvedt

Journals & Anthologies
Jan 2011

Columbia Journal, 49, 2011

“On Reading”

Essay published in the Columbia Journal.

Journals & Anthologies
Jan 2010

Norstedts Forlag

“Stig Dagerman”

Foreword to “The Snake” (“Ormen”) by Stig Dagerman.

Journals & Anthologies
Jan 2009

Jyllands Posten, January 8, 2009

“My Inger Christensen”

An essay on writer Inger Christensen.

Journals & Anthologies
Feb 2009

The Guardian, February 21, 2009

“The Enchanted and Demonic World of Annette Messager”

Some people remember their childhoods well. They remember what it felt like to play and pretend. Others don't. Their childish personas have vanished behind clouds of amnesia. Still others, some of whom are artists, continue to play and pretend all their lives.

Journals & Anthologies
Nov 2008

Granta 104, 2008: 56-75

“My Father Myself”

Determined thereto, perhaps by his father’s ghost,
Permitting nothing to the evening’s edge.

Journals & Anthologies
Oct 2007

The Guardian, October 6, 2007

“The Places that Scare You”

A tiny, slender woman with long hair tied back in a ponytail, regal posture, a shrewd expression and a forceful walk swept through the Pierre Matisse Gallery, an entourage of young men trailing behind her. She was dressed in black, and her presence acted on the room like a bolt of electricity. "Who is that?" I asked my husband. "Louise Bourgeois." "Oh, of course," I answered. A couple of years earlier, in 1982, the Museum of Modern Art had mounted a major show of her work. Curated by Deborah Wye, the exhibition brought the 71-year-old Bourgeois, who had been showing painting and sculpture in New York since the 40s, into the art-world limelight.

Journals & Anthologies
Jan 2007

Philoctetes: The Journal of the Philoctetes Center for the Multidisciplinary Study of the Imagination, vol.1 2007. Reprinted in Salmagundi, no. 166-167; Spring Summer, 2010.

“Excursions to the Islands of the Happy Few”

“Excursions to the Islands of the Happy Few” (on expert culture) published in Philoctetes.

Journals & Anthologies
Jan 2006

Modern Painters 2006; Wellspring, Repères, Cahiers d’art contemporain, no. 139

“Insides Out”

An essay on Kiki Smith.