Thursday, July 24, 2008

Siri Hustvedt

Siri Hustvedt is the author of The Sorrows of an American and other books.

Anna Metcalfe of the Financial Times put a few questions to Hustvedt, including:

What book changed your life?

Crime and Punishment by Dostoyevsky. It's a book of overwhelming feeling and of the relentless interrogation of ideas.

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What book would you give to someone who had time-travelled from another era, to paint a picture of the 21st century?

Don DeLillo's Underworld . He has a tremendous gift for insight into contemporary western culture.
Read the entire Q & A.

--Marshal Zeringue