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A Plea for Eros

(2005)
A non fiction book by

 
 
From the author of the international bestseller What I Loved, a provocative collection of autobiographical and critical essays about writing and writers.

Whether her subject is growing up in Minnesota, cross-dressing, or the novel, Hustvedt's nonfiction, like her fiction, defies easy categorization, elegantly combining intellect, emotion, wit, and passion. With a light touch and consummate clarity, she undresses the cultural prejudices that veil both literature and life and explores the multiple personalities that inevitably inhabit a writer's mind. Is it possible for a woman in the twentieth century to endorse the corset, and at the same time approach with authority what it is like to be a man? Hustvedt does. Writing with rigorous honesty about her own divided self, and how this has shaped her as a writer, she also approaches the works of others--Fitzgerald, Dickens, and Henry James--with revelatory insight, and a practitioner's understanding of their art.


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February 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Plea For Eros
Author(s): Siri Hustvedt
ISBN: 0-340-83978-3 / 978-0-340-83978-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
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2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Plea For Eros
Author(s): Siri Hustvedt
ISBN: 0-340-83979-1 / 978-0-340-83979-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
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December 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Plea for Eros
Author(s): Siri Hustvedt
ISBN: 0-312-42553-8 / 978-0-312-42553-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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May 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Plea For Eros
Author(s): Siri Hustvedt
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April 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Plea for Eros: Essays
Author(s): Siri Hustvedt
Publisher: Picador
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