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The Resource The blazing world : a novel, Siri Hustvedt

The blazing world : a novel, Siri Hustvedt

Label
The blazing world : a novel
Title
The blazing world
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Siri Hustvedt
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When Professor Hess stumbles across an unusual letter to the editor in an art journal, he is surprised to have known so little about the brilliant and mysterious artist it describes, the late Harriet Burden. Intrigued by her story, and by the explosive scandal surrounding her legacy, he begins to interview those who knew her, hoping to separate fact from fiction, only to find himself tumbling down a rabbit's hole of personal and psychological intrigue. Before she died, Harriet had claimed credit for three shows of contemporary art that had been the biggest sensations of the previous decade, sending the critics into a tailspin, since no one had even thought to connect the three shows before. The sculptures and paintings, while all of unquestionable quality, would seem to have nothing in common, and of the three young male artists who presented the work, one has fled the country, another isn't talking to anyone, and the third appears to have committed suicide--though not before denouncing Harriet to the world. So was Harriet Burden one of the greatest artists--male or female--in recent memory, having masterminded a puppet show of grand proportions, or was she a washed-up has-been looking for glory on others' coattails? As Hess seeks to solve the puzzle, he soon finds everyone has a different story to tell, and that nothing, and no one, is as it seems. With a playfully intricate narrative structure, flawless prose, and fierce emotional insight, award-winning novelist Siri Hustvedt takes us into the heart of human nature, exposing our prejudices and preconceptions about ambition, feminism, and the complex psychology of love"--
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Hustvedt, Siri
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3558.U813
LC item number
B53 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women artists
  • Teachers
  • Death
Label
The blazing world : a novel, Siri Hustvedt
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
357 pages
Isbn
9781476747248
Lccn
2013027172
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 2013027172
  • 1339460
Label
The blazing world : a novel, Siri Hustvedt
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
357 pages
Isbn
9781476747248
Lccn
2013027172
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 2013027172
  • 1339460

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