Siri Hustvedt is the celebrated author of three novels-The Blindfold, The Enchantment of Lily Dahl, and, most recently, What I Loved, bestseller in the US, UK and Germany. A PhD in Art History, Ms. Hustvedt has written numerous articles for Modern Paintersmagazine, among other art journals.
"[Hustvedt} gives you the illusion of seeing as if for the first time works of art that you thought you knew well. After reading her luminous book, most prose about art seems merely perfunctory. The generous publisher has here provided a beautiful, happily affordable publication." - Modern Painters"Siri Hustvedt possesses a remarkable visual sensibility. Her responses to paintings are both visceral and intellectual....At their best, her essays combine the insights of her intuitive eye with an extensive knowledge of Western painting." - San Francisco Chronicle---