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What I Loved

What I Loved

Author: Siri Hustvedt
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In 1975 art historian Leo Hertzberg discovers an extraordinary painting by an unknown artist in a New York gallery. He buys the work, tracks down its creator, Bill Weschler, and the two men embark on a life-long friendship. This is the story of their intense and trouble relationship, of the women in their lives and their work, of art and hysteria, love and seduction and their sons - born the same year but whose lives take very different paths. Review: 'Breathtaking' -- James Urquhart, Independent 'A love story with the grip and suspense of a thriller. It makes you ponder human existence with a peculiar mixture of stoicism and wonder.' -- Noonie Minogue, Times Literary Supplement 'Defiantly complex and frequently dazzling ... she has created a conceptually exciting work that demands we think, but which still allows us room to feel.' -- Alex Clark, Sunday Times 'Substantial, moving and beautifully written' -- Christian House, Independent on Sunday 'A big, wide, sensuous novel - clever, sinister, yet attractively real' -- Julie Myerson, Guardian 'A consummately intelligent novel, highly literate but also intensely moving.' -- Jackie McGlone, Scotsman 'Riveting ! erudite and immensely detailed ! a rich, densely textured and utterly absorbing novel' -- Lesley Glaister 'Subtle, compassionate, wise, and supremely intelligent, it's a striking achievement.' -- Kieron Corless, Time Out 'Hustvedt ranks amongst the finest American writers working today' -- Jennifer O'Connell, Sunday Business Post 'A powerful novel of love, loss and longing, exquisitely written' -- Anne Donovan, Sunday Herald

Author description

Siri Hustvedt's first novel, The Blindfold, was published by Sceptre in 1993. Since then she has published The Enchantment of Lily Dahl, What I Loved, The Sorrows of an American and The Summer Without Men. She is also the author of the poetry collection Reading To You, and four collections of essays, Yonder, Mysteries of the Rectangle: Essays on Painting, A Plea for Eros and Living, Thinking, Looking, as well as the memoir The Shaking Woman: A History of My Nerves. Born in Minnesota, Siri Hustvedt now lives in Brooklyn, New York. She has a PhD in English from Columbia University and in 2012 was awarded the International Gabarron Prize for Thought and Humanities.

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General Fields

  • : 9780340830727
  • : Hodder & Stoughton General Division
  • : New English Library Ltd
  • : March 2008
  • : 178mm X 113mm X 25mm
  • : books

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  • : Siri Hustvedt
  • : Paperback
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