Visuality in the Works of Siri Hustvedt by Corinna ReipenVisuality in the Works of Siri Hustvedt by Corinna Reipen

Visuality in the Works of Siri Hustvedt

byCorinna Reipen

Hardcover | February 27, 2014

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This book analyzes Siri Hustvedt’s three novels The Blindfold, What I Loved and The Sorrows of an American with a focus on visual art. Siri Hustvedt is one of the most popular American writers today and her work is predominantly concerned with art historical and psychological themes. The author of this book investigates the function of paintings and photographs in Hustvedt’s novels and conceives of verbal representations of artworks as extended metaphors. Her analysis includes verbal descriptions of Giorgione’s The Tempest, Chardin’s Glass of Water and a Coffee Pot and Goya’s Black Paintings as well as various verbal forms of fictitious paintings and photographs. Based on this analysis the author shows how the American novel has moved from postmodernism to post-postmodernism.
Corinna Sophie Reipen, born in Hamburg, received her Diploma in English Literature and Business Administration from the University of Mannheim. She also studied in London and worked as a teacher of English literature.
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Title:Visuality in the Works of Siri HustvedtFormat:HardcoverDimensions:8.27 × 5.83 × 0.98 inPublished:February 27, 2014Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3631651155

ISBN - 13:9783631651155

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Contents: The Relationship between Text, Image and Picture – The Function of the Verbal Representations of Paintings and Photographs in the novel – Siri Hustvedt’s The Blindfold, What I Loved and The Sorrows of an American – The Development from a Postmodern to a Post-Postmodern Novel – The Intersubjective Encounter of Artwork and Observer.