[Reading] ➿ The Blindfold ➶ Siri Hustvedt – Thegreatwallonline.us

The Blindfold Iris Vegan, A Young, Impoverished Graduate Student From The Midwest, Finds Herself Entangled With Four Powerful But Threatening Characters As She Tries To Adjust To Life In New York City Mr Morning, An Inscrutable Urban Recluse, Employs Iris To Tape Record Verbal Descriptions Of Objects That Belonged To A Murder Victim George, A Photographer, Takes An Eerie Portrait Of

[Reading] ➿ The Blindfold  ➶ Siri Hustvedt – Thegreatwallonline.us
  • Paperback
  • 221 pages
  • The Blindfold
  • Siri Hustvedt
  • English
  • 13 June 2018
  • 031242275X

10 thoughts on “The Blindfold


  1. says:

    I recorded this review, previously for Bird Brian s Big Audio Project You can listen at the following link a Guardian interview from 2010, Siri Hustvedt describes herself as wanting to write something with an uncanny feeling a few years after her marriage to Paul Auster At the time of her marriage, she had been writing poetry, but she shifted her focus and crafted this unsettling, haunting novel On the surface, The Blindfold is about three years i I recorded this review, previously for Bird Brian s Big Audio Project You can listen at the following link a Guardian interview from 2010, Siri Hustvedt describes herself as wanting to write something with an uncanny feeling a few years after her marriage to Paul Auster At the time of her marriage, she had been writing poetry, but she shifted her focus and crafted this unsettling, haunting novel On the surface, The Blindfold is about three years in the life of Iris Vegan, a graduate student at Columbia University with very few personal or financial resources, who struggles to navigate an ominous New York City Beneath that surface, the novel explores the fragmentation of identity, the difficulty, perhaps impossibility, of Iris s emerging with an integrated sense of self in a world where people put on ...


  2. says:

    In Her Own WriteTo paraphrase a less hyperbolic comment by David Foster Wallace, the point of this review is that The Blindfold is an extraordinary novel.DFW described it as a really good book that is clearly a feminist reworking of some of the central themes of Don DeLillo and his literary compadre, Paul Auster I don t think this does justice to what Siri Hustvedt achieved in her own right Nor does the following question from a reader on Would this book have been publishe In Her Own WriteTo paraphrase a less hyperbolic comment by David Foster Wallace, the point of this review is that The Blindfold is an extraordinary novel.DFW described it as a really good book that is clearly a feminist reworking of some of the central themes of Don DeLillo and his literary compadre, Paul Auster I don t think this does justice to what Siri Hustvedt achieved in her own right Nor does the following question from a reader on Would this book have been published at all, had Siri Hustvedt not been married to Paul Auster, another completely overrated author As Iris Vegan Hustvedt s protagonist might have said, Stuff it up your ass Unrequited Dedication While Hustvedt ...


  3. says:

    The Blindfold by Siri Hustvedt tells the story of a young graduate student, Iris, and her relationships with four very different but all very odd men The book was especially meaningful to me since I went to Columbia in the neighborhood where the story takes place.Iris is changed by each relationship she participates in She wears the suit of a friend s brother and travels the street in disguise as a man called Klaus, the name of a character in a book she translates for one of her partners, a The Blindfold by Siri Hustvedt tells the story of a ...


  4. says:

    I ve been obsessively cataloguing my books for awhile now, and last year I decided to reacquire titles that I have lost to a previous relationship It was quite a task, since A and I were both voracious readers TheI delve into my bookshelf theI discover books gone missing I can t remember now if I gave them away because I loved him, or because I loved the books so much that I have made them a constant presence in his life I wanted him to read them and see pieces of my self tucked I ve been obsessively cataloguing my books for awhile now, and last year I decided to reacquire titles that I have lost to a previous relationship It was quite a task, since A and I were both voracious readers TheI delve into my bookshelf theI discover books gone missing I can t remember now if I gave them away because I loved him, or beca...


  5. says:

    It s just on 2am and I tore through the second half tonight finishing it in just over 24 hours.WOW I can t believe this was her debut, there s something in this that was missing from her later work, although seems to have returned in a The Blazing World.WOW


  6. says:

    I like it better each time


  7. says:

    La historia est formada por cuatro partes protagonizadas por Iris Vegan, una joven estudiante de literatura de la Universidad de Columbia Aunque parezcan relatos independientes, en realidad comparten un nexo en com n En la primera parte, Iris es contratada por un exc ntrico personaje para que describa ciertos objetos, y grabe dichas descripciones En la segunda parte, se narra la relaci n de Iris con su novio Stephen, y George, amigo de ambos y fot grafo En la tercera parte, la protagonista, La historia est formada por cuatro partes protagonizadas por Iris Vegan, una joven estudiante de literatura de la Universidad de Columbia Aunque parezcan relatos independientes, en realidad comparten un nexo en com n En la primera parte, Iris es contratada por un exc ntrico personaje para que describa ciertos objetos, y grabe dichas descripciones En la segunda parte, se narra la relaci n de Iris con su novio Stephen, y George, amigo de ambos y fot grafo En la tercera parte, la protagonista, tras sufrir fuertes dolores de cabeza, es ingresada en el hospital, donde se nos cuenta la relaci n con sus compa eras de habitaci n Y en la cuarta parte, la mejor del libro, sabremos de la relaci n de Iris con su profesor, adem s de conocer a un extra o cr tico de arte Los ojos vendados The Blindfold, 1992 , fue la primera novela publicada por la escritora Siri Hustvedt Se trata de un libro caracterizado p...


  8. says:

    An intense, visceral debut novel telling a story of a literature student in New York in search of her identity The book takes the form of a confessional monologue The first three chapters are episodic, self contained and only tenuously linked by the narrative voice The long fourth and final chapter puts them in context and introduces a darker psychological element The tone throughout is cool, and the characters she meets are enigmatic and often slightly menacing A gripping book, but a diffi An intense, visceral debut novel telling a story of a literature stude...


  9. says:

    El ritmo ha sido trepidante y, en muchos aspectos, pod a sentir un v nculo psicol gico con la protagonista Adem s, ese pice de ambig edad y oscuridad en la narraci n, ha llenado de misterio unos retazos de vida cotidianos En general...


  10. says:

    Certain books have to be read in a certain state of mind I completely missed the point of this one The only reason why I think this is, it s because currently I am really satisfied with my life If we are talking about issues that are followed in this novella, then I can say that I am not over thinking and I am not analysing myself When you read books like The blindfold, you have to go deep because it writes about search for identity On the other ha...

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