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The Blazing World A Brilliant, Provocative Novel About An Artist Who, After Years Of Being Ignored By The Art World, Conducts An Experiment She Conceals Her Female Identity Behind Three Male Fronts.From The Internationally Bestselling Author, Praised For Her Beguiling, Lyrical Prose The Sunday Times Review, UK , Comes A Brilliant, Provocative Novel About An Artist, Harriet Burden, Who After Years Of Being Ignored By The Art World Conducts An Experiment She Conceals Her Female Identity Behind Three Male Fronts Presented As A Collection Of Texts, Edited And Introduced By A Scholar Years After The Artist S Death, The Book Unfolds Through Extracts From Burden S Notebooks And Conflicting Accounts From Others About Her Life And Work Even After She Steps Forward To Reveal Herself As The Force Behind Three Solo Shows, There Are Those Who Doubt She Is Responsible For The Last Exhibition, Initially Credited To The Acclaimed Artist Rune No One Doubts The Two Artists Were Involved With Each Other According To Burden S Journals, She And Rune Found Themselves Locked In A Charged And Dangerous Psychological Game That Ended With The Man S Bizarre Death From One Of The Most Ambitious And Internationally Celebrated Writers Of Her Generation, Hustvedt S The Blazing World Is A Polyphonic Tour De Force It Is Also An Intricately Conceived, Diabolical Puzzle That Addresses The Shaping Influences Of Prejudice, Money, Fame, And Desire On What We See In One Another Emotionally Intense, Intellectually Rigorous, Ironic, And Playful, This Is A Book You Won T Be Able To Put Down.

[Ebook] ↠ The Blazing World  Author Siri Hustvedt – Thegreatwallonline.us
  • Hardcover
  • 368 pages
  • The Blazing World
  • Siri Hustvedt
  • English
  • 15 December 2018
  • 1476747237

10 thoughts on “The Blazing World


  1. says:

    We learn a lot at the start of The Blazing World Harriet Burden, also known as Harry, by old friends and a select new friends, is 62 years old Her husband Felix has been dead for about a year Felix was a giant dealer to the stars in the art world Harriet, had been an artist wife When they married she was twenty six Felix was forty eight It was love And orgasms, many of them, and soft damp sheets It was a haircut, very short It was marriage My first His second It was talk We learn a lot at the start of The Blazing World Harriet Burden, also known as Harry, by old friends and a select new friends, is 62 years old Her husband Felix has been dead for about a year Felix was a gian...


  2. says:

    The problem with this book is that none of it rings true the characterization, the narration, the atmosphere, the dialogues, the relationships, even the emotions Everything seems so fake and overwhelmingly dramatic that at times I cajoled myself into reading on in the hopes of spotting some noticeable evidence of parody at work But nope Sardonic self deprecation isn t the objective here These people are all serious and want me to take them seriously Although once I persuaded myself to go The problem with this book is that no...


  3. says:

    Pedantic Dense Alienating For some reason this book brings this kind of food to mind I can respect the studied, sophisticated, artistic intelligence it takes to create something like this, but its pretentiousness smothered the experience for me I found myself stopping too often to wonder What exactly IS this and, Why should I care the same way I would if a waiter presented me with a dish of meat flavored foam This is surprising because Hustvedt s writing is always an overly satisfyi Pedantic Dense Alienating For some reason this book brings this kind of food to mind I can respect the studied, sophisticated, artistic intelligence it takes to create something like this, but its pretentiousness smothered the experience for me I found myself stopping too often to wonder What exactly IS this and, Why should I care the same way I would if a waiter presented me with a dish of meat flavored foam This is surprising because Hustvedt s ...


  4. says:

    I finished this book at 3 30 A.M Pacific Coast Time and did not feel the beginnings of mourning fade till 5 30 this afternoon I do not mean the missing of the book due to its finale That was overwhelmed, I was overwhelmed, by the loss of someone I knew and someone I cared about a great deal.Flayed open by the surgical skills of Siri Hustvedt, Harriet Harry Burden, lived the proof of human vulnerability, fear, valor, the spit and guts to reach for identity, meaning, in her life I lived with I finished this book at 3 ...


  5. says:

    4.5 Through a collection of fragmentary sources, the novel builds a posthumous picture of Harriet aka Harry Burden, a larger than life feminist and modern artist who released her work under male pseudonyms An engrossing puzzle as well as a bold commentary on gender identity and the divided self, both stylistically risky and fiercely intelligent Hustvedt completed her doctoral studies on Charles Dickens, and in some ways her sprawling narrative, with its large cast of characters, resembles 4.5 Through a collection of fragmentary sources, the novel builds a posthumous picture of Harriet aka Harry Burden, a larger than life feminist and modern artist who released her work under male pseudonyms An engrossing puzzle as well as a bold commentary on gender identity and the divided self, both stylistically risky and fiercely intelligent Hustvedt completed her doctoral studies on Charles Dickens, and in some ways her sprawling narrative, with its large cast of characters, resembles a Dickens novel for the postmodern age, with the quest for the fractured identity taking the place of the standard Victorian h...


  6. says:

    Just before I was ready to write this review, I happened across an interesting statistic at this year s Whitney biennial, only 32 percent of the represented artists were women down from four years ago when for the first time ever, over half of featured artists were women Siri Hustvedt s latest book, The Blazing World, is spot on when its main character, Harriet Burden, muses, I suspected that if I had come in another place, my work might have been embraced or, at least approached with greate Just before I was ready to write this review, I happened across an interesting statistic at this year s Whitney biennial, only 32 percent of the represented artists were women down from four years ago when for the first time ever, over half of featured artists were women Siri Hustvedt s latest book, The Blazing World, is spot on when its main character, Harriet Burden, muses, I suspected that if I had come in another place, my work might have been embraced or, at least approached with greater seriousness The concept an outstanding female artist concealing her gender behind three successive male beards is solid and Ms Hustvedt is certainly a very masterful writer So what went wrong for me Just this my personal bias is that I should not be steeped in knowledge of western philosophy and sometimes obscure contemporary art to be able to immerse myself in...


  7. says:

    I wanted to bite the world bloody, but I have bitten myself, made my own poor tragedy of things I am dazzled by the intelligence of this book It is bursting with ideas and so intricately constructed that I couldn t help but be impressed But as to how much I actually enjoyed reading it, I am not so sure.Set in New York, it tells the story of Harriet Harry Burden, an obscure artist and a woman of formidable intellect She has lived her life in shadow of her husband, a wealthy and influentiI wanted to bite the world bloody, but I have bitten myself, made ...


  8. says:

    4.5 starsIn the May June issue of Poets Writers Claire Messud said of her novel The Woman Upstairs and its narrator As a reader, I have a favorite canon of ranters that runs from Dostoevsky to Thomas Bernhard to the Philip Roth of Sabbath s Theater I love a ranter And the girls have not been ranting Well, Hustvedt s Harriet, aka Harry, is, like Messud s Nora, a ranter and for similar reasons that boil down and Harry does boil to her wanting to be heard She is an exuberan 4.5 starsIn the May June issue of Poets Writers Claire Messud said of her novel The Woman Upstairs and its narrator As a reader, I have a favorite canon of ranters that runs from Dostoevsky to Thomas Bernhard to the Philip Roth of Sabbath s Theater I love a ranter And the girls have not been ranting Well, Hustvedt s Harriet, aka Harry, is, like Messud s Nora, a ranter and for similar reasons that boil down and Harry does boil to her wanting to be heard She is an exuberant, energetic older woman, blazing with ideas, who desperately wants full engagement with others and struggles with the idea that she was complicit with those, especially her now deceased beloved father and husband, who sought to keep her in her place.This novel iscomplex than the Messud and only one reason for that is that it s not told from just one viewpoint Though I don...


  9. says:

    The Blazing World by Siri Hustvedt is a difficult and complex book that in another sense is almost too simple the rejection of women s work by the art world, the misogyny there But around this core swirl many ideas and philosophies As Hustvedt writes, Interpretation is always multiple and there is a multiplicity of ideas being played with here Harriet Burden, the artist in case who is being ignored by the art world, is a blazing woman, with blazing worlds inside her And her favorite a The Blazing World by Siri Hustvedt is a difficult and complex book that in another sense is almost too simple the rejection of women s work by the art world, the misogyny there But around this co...


  10. says:

    Wonderful Novel about a Larger than Life Woman Artist who Becomes Famous after DeathThis was one of my favorite books that I read in 2015.I was going to give it four stars, but the ending elevated it to five stars.It s certainly a feminist novel, but not a feminist comic book The book, like its title, is blazing with life The characters and the story are bursting with vitality and irony and tongue in cheek humor as well.Harriet Harry Burden is a larger than life artist Her body is large a Wonderful Novel about a Larger than Life Woman Artist who Becomes Famous after DeathThis was one of my favorite books that I read in 2015.I was going to give it four stars, but the ending elevated it to five stars.It s certainly a feminist novel, but not a feminist comic book The book, like its title, is blazing with life The characters and the story are bursting with vitality and irony and tongue in cheek humor as well.Harriet Harry Burden is a larger than life artist Her body is large and curvy and she tends towards fat as she ages she is tall, and her art is larger than life too She s half Jewish Her hair is a wild mass of curls She is a brilliant woman, a polymath with an encyclopedic knowledge of philosophy, literature, neuroscience, art history, and many other subjects.However, in spite of her brilliance and originality as an artist, ...

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