- Mothers, Fathers, and Others
Feminist philosophy meets family memoir in the new essay collection by Man Booker Prize longlisted Siri Hustvedt, an exploration of the shifting borders of the human experience and how the boundaries we take for granted—between ourselves and others, between art and viewer—are far less stable than we imagine.
Award-winning author Siri Hustvedt has a singular, relentlessly curious mind, and her expansive intellect is on full display in this stunning new collection of essays. Seamlessly moving between topics like family and memory to neurology and art and film criticism, these essays examine the porousness of borders of all kinds. Covering subjects ranging from the nature of memory and time to what we inherit (and pass on) from our parents to the meaning of art during tragedy, Mothers, Fathers, and Others is a masterful intellectual journey that is both personal and universal.
Ultimately, this is a moving, intellectually expansive book about how being alive means being constantly in exchange with everything around us and accepting the blurred boundaries between our selves and our world.