The Blindfold – Siri Hustvedt

The Blindfold - Siri Hustvedt

The Blindfold – Siri Hustvedt

I really like Siri Hustvedt’s writing. When I saw this at the library I had to get it out.

Here is the blurb …

Iris Vegan is a graduate student, living alone and impoverished in New York City. In the course of the novel, she encounters four strong characters, each of whom fascinates and in some way subordinates her to alter the shape of her identity.

I have to say my favourite Hustvedt novel is still The Summer without MenThis is a short novel and I would describe it as a series of connected short stories. It is an exploration of one women’s mental state and how interactions with others change her. This is one of her earlier novels (possibly the first?) and it is interesting to see how her interest in her character’s interior drama has grown and expanded in later works. It is slow moving and I found Iris to be quite frustrating – she seemed determined to make her own life difficult and more complicated than in needed to be.

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