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The blazing world : a novel / Siri Hustvedt.

Hustvedt, Siri (Author).

Available copies

  • 8 of 8 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library FIC HUS (Text) 33187003816887 Fiction (adult) Available -
Hussey-Mayfield Mem. PL - Zionsville FIC HUSTVEDT, SIRI (Text) 33946002962566 Fiction . 2nd Floor Available -
Morgan Co PL - Martinsville Main Library FIC HUS (Text) 78551000513567 Fiction Available -
New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle F HUST (Text) 39231032986271 Adult Fiction Collection Available -
Putnam County Public Library - Main FIC HUS (Text) 30041001933231 Adult Fiction Available -
Shelby Co PL - Shelbyville Main Library F HUS (Text) 78731000521406 New Fiction Available -
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West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette FIC HUS (Text) 31951003931950 In Storage - Fiction (Please Ask) Available -
Winchester Comm. PL - Winchester FIC HUS (Text) 76682000134956 Adult Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781476747231 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 1476747237 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 9781476747248 (paperback)
  • ISBN: 1476747245 (paperback)
  • Physical Description: 357 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2014.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Women artists > Fiction.
Teachers > Fiction.
Death > Fiction.
FICTION / General.
FICTION / Literary.
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General.
Genre: Psychological fiction.
Mystery fiction.

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