(E–pub READ) The Blazing World


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    (E–pub READ) The Blazing World Siri Hustvedt ✓ 7 Characters 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

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    (E–pub READ) The Blazing World 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 tim

  3. says: Siri Hustvedt ✓ 7 Characters Review ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ Siri Hustvedt Summary The Blazing World

    Review ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ Siri Hustvedt Siri Hustvedt ✓ 7 Characters Summary The Blazing World 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 loveAnd orgasms many of them and soft damp sheetsIt was a haircut very shortIt w

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    Summary The Blazing World (E–pub READ) The Blazing World Siri Hustvedt ✓ 7 Characters I finished this book at 330 AM Pacific Coast Time and did not feel the beginnings of mourning fade till 530 this afternoon I do not mean the missing of the book due to its finale That was overwhelmed I was overwhelmed by t

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    Review ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ Siri Hustvedt Siri Hustvedt ✓ 7 Characters (E–pub READ) The Blazing World 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 womenSiri 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

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    (E–pub READ) The Blazing World 45 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

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    Review ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ Siri Hustvedt (E–pub READ) The Blazing World I wanted to bite the world bloody but I have bitten myself made my own poor tragedy of thingsI 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 sureSet in New Yor

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    Review ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ Siri Hustvedt (E–pub READ) The Blazing World 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 i

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    (E–pub READ) The Blazing World 45 starsIn the MayJune 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 Me

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    (E–pub READ) The Blazing World Review ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ Siri Hustvedt Wonderful Novel about a Larger than Life Woman Artist who Becomes Famous after DeathThis was one of my favorite books that I read in 2015I was going to give it four stars but the ending elevated it to five starsIt's certainly a feminist novel but not a feminist comic book The book like its title is blazing with life The characters and the sto

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Summary The Blazing World

The Blazing World Read & download ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Herself as the artist behind the exhibitions there are critics who doubt her The public scandal turns on the final exhibition initially shown as the work of acclaimed artist Rune who denies Burden’s role in its creation What no one doubts however is that the two artists were intensely involved with each other As Burden’s journals reveal she and Rune found themselves locked in a charged and dangerous game that ended with the man’s bizarre deathIngeniously presented as a collection of texts compiled after Burden. I finished this book at 330 AM Pacific Coast Time and did not feel the beginnings of mourning fade till 530 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 dealFlayed 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 within her thought and her feelings her struggles in an indifferent world page after page Upon closing the book she was torn from me Astonished since I was am no longer reading she is not a part of my life Already she faced my embattled embittered resistance for her like the dead to begin the endless fade into the permutations of memoryHow did Hustvedt do this There was no slight of hand Even the artifice of this being a psuedo biography slipped away by the second page under the power of the writing Though it may seem effortless to the naked eye this profoundly intelligent writer works hard at her craft Lyrical layered with the intricacies of meaning the artist Harriet Burden is revealed through her own notes writings and interviews with family members friends collectors gallery owners critics giving us layered insights and perspectives vantage points from different angles which propel the narrative forward We see her in increments buildingSeeing perception is one major theme how we see ourselves others see us how objects are perceived which burns for her like an obsession to light fires The daughter of an intimidating emotionally absent Philosophy Professor father she is now known in her world of the New York City art world as the wife of an eually unavailable wealthy art collector Her own work of dissonant bodies emerging and emerged into life goes unnoticed unseen Harry needs to be seen As a woman she is not seen Her father did not want her did not see her She creates a plan Over time there will be three shows of her work Each will be presented as done by a male artist The first is an unknown followed by a little known black gay street performer and the last chosen is a troubled but known installation artist No one knows the work is hers but her male Psychiatrist who she has been seeing in a productive therapeutic relationship She is unseen Now she no longer has to provide the gratuitous smiles and handshakes while keenly observing the fictitious ritualistic false proprieties of the art scene Early on it is clear to her voracious mind keening for knowledge and understanding that the words of critics who have no true experience with art will create the perception of how that piece is viewed and seen It will be mirrored back to those in the art world by those in the know The price value will rise and they will buy they will OWN That piece will no longer be known as the artist s work emanating from somewhere within her body but the piece owned by so and so the piece explained by the critic in the informative art magazine which must be referenced at all gatherings so as to truly be seen swallowed by its assigned genre influences and its value set in dollars not in some modal of aesthetic accomplishmentHer critics will respond to the work of a male artist Her vengeance will be to wait then spring upon throw in the critics publics faces that all those masculine elements seen in the works the praises of strength were created by her a woman These works would have met the fate of her others if she was known as the artist The reactions words of the critics if any would find themselves diluted or absent Now the ACTUAL perception of the pieces installed would follow When time she and the chosen male artists would uncover the hypocrisy Harry Burden would and could be seen But it is something complicated and involved In the brilliance of a Hustvedt novel it is expected to be This act of vengeance uncovering being seen will also hold up to those milling through dinner parties grand openings in the tight lipped smugness of the aggrandizement of their status the fragility of perception What is it they we are looking at who is doing the looking does anyone care or want to know the illusory crumble of life stepped through in pantomimeHarriet Burden wants to has to know Where is the meaning Do we see according to what we are told by our experiences culture parents education pressure of peers or are we born with a particular sensitivity perspective that we can only begin to reach if we have the hunger and persistence to face all within us accepting the good the bad the strange and unknown of ourselves so the next moment we breathe as a whole person undivided The alternative rests with what has been infused into us as extra layers of coverings as carry on luggage that are recognized by others as our acceptable selves within the survival of life as to be an acceptable selfThe Blazing World is an outcry It is heightened by its particularity to Harriet Harry Burden s life and struggles while within the realm of the finest of writing addresses the universal of current and future generations reach to seek find establish meaning in a world of pressurized indifference

Review ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ Siri HustvedtThe Blazing World

The Blazing World Read & download ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ’s death The Blazing World unfolds from multiple perspectives The exuberant Burden speaks in all her joy and fury through extracts from her own notebooks while critics fans family members and others offer their own conflicting opinions of who she was and where the truth liesFrom one of the most ambitious and interna­tionally renowned writers of her generation The Blazing World is a polyphonic tour de force An intricately conceived diabolical puzzle it explores the deceptive powers of prejudice money fame and desir. I wanted to bite the world bloody but I have bitten myself made my own poor tragedy of thingsI 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 sureSet 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 influential art collector But upon his untimely death she feels emancipated her brain fat with ideas Her previous creations never received the acclaim they deserved so she decides to try a different approach Enlisting the help of three male artists she uses them as masks to exhibit her work under their names preserving her anonymity The plan succeeds Praise is lavished on these spectacular exhibitions and the men become huge celebrities But it all comes at an enormous cost to Harry When she finally reveals her involvement few are willing to believe her claims And when one of the artists betrays her events take a tragic turn This account is an investigation into what really happened behind the scenes of Harry s audacious experimentThe story is ingeniously presented as a compilation of extracts from Harry s journals critic s reviews and interviews with her family and friends The multiple perspectives are all convincingly imagined and feel completely authentic it is uite an achievement to keep so many plates spinning while moving a compelling narrative along Thematically it shines a light on gender bias in a patriarchal art world the lonely struggle for recognition and the importance of identity However I never uite connected with the novel emotionally and I found the numerous footnotes and philosophical references a bit pretentious at times Though this brainy book left me a little cold it is still a remarkable feat of storytelling from an exceptionally talented writer

Siri Hustvedt ✓ 7 Characters

The Blazing World Read & download ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB With The Blazing World internationally best­selling author Siri Hustvedt returns to the New York art world in her most masterful and urgent novel since What I Loved Hustvedt tells the provocative story of the artist Harriet Burden After years of watching her work ignored or dismissed by critics Burden conducts an experiment she calls Maskings she presents her own art behind three male masks concealing her female identity The three solo shows are successful but when Burden finally steps forward triumphantly to reveal. 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 with the flow and obseuiously accepted the narrative s palpable delusions of grandeur and omnipotence the reading experience became a lot bearable Because sometimes even if a book manages to irritate me with its undisguised self admiration I can gleefully read on if it contains an intelligent discussion on the human condition And the good thing is The Blazing World is blazing with new ideas bursting at the seams with complex concepts on neuroscience memory phenomenology perception and gendered identities which reuire careful prolonged contemplation Additionally Siri Hustvedt can rustle up a wonderful turn of phrase and a syntactically elegant lexically succulent sentence So the negatives and positives are fairly balanced Much like its protagonist Harriet Burden s creations The Suffocation Rooms or Beneath the book is like an elaborate contraption a labyrinth of contrasting worldviews and allusions to arcane texts designed to aid the reader in comprehending the mess that lies outside clearly demarcated boundaries defining human existence Friends family therapists gallery owners art reviewers journalists expose layer after layer of prejudice personal contempt vague conjectures hollow biases while projecting their own image of Harriet Burden as an artist who had to use male pseudonyms to get attention in the art world In posterity Harriet is only reconstructed as a montage of other people s opinions and her journal entries as a widely learned woman whose talent is overlooked by her rich influential art collector husband and the male dominated art world in general Desperate for recognition she decides to pull off an intricate con on the artworld by showcasing her work using three male artists as her masks But her plans derail when her last front aka Rune Larsen an eccentric manipulative artist refuses to play along and takes credit for her work All intellectual and artistic endeavors even jokes ironies and parodies fare better in the mind of the crowd when the crowd knows that somewhere behind the great work or great spoof it can locate a cock and a pair of balls odorless of course The pecker and beanbags need not be real Oh no the mere idea that they exist will suffice to goad the crowd into greater appreciation Women artists are less appreciated than their male counterparts viewed with prejudice treated with contempt rarely allowed entrance into the hallowed halls of fame yada yadayou get the picture Except something about the way Hustvedt delivers this feminist y rant left me a little cold I blame the highly unconvincing multiple perspectives and Hustvedt s general disregard for the show don t tell device This is where I prefer Margaret Atwood s deconstruction of the mind of a female painterartist Cat s Eye because Atwood knows how to fashion a blistering denunciation of male chauvinism without being overt about it and she can recount a believable story like nobody s business Hustvedt on the other hand seems rather intent on creating opportunities within a text to insert esoteric references and paragraph length footnotes which scarcely add anything to the world which our characters inhabit Long story short I want to remember this as an intellectual exercize or as a corpus of interesting ideas

  • Hardcover
  • 379
  • The Blazing World
  • Siri Hustvedt
  • English
  • 15 July 2020
  • 9781444779646