The Blazing World: An Evening with Siri Hustvedt

Siri Hustvedt's Booker nominated THE BLAZING WORLD  takes its title from a 1666 book by Duchess of Newcastle Margaret Cavendish, which excoriated the sexism of The Royal Society, and tells the story of Harriet Burden, an underknown artist who decides to conduct an experiment—to conceal her female identity behind three male fronts. "Dazzingly nuanced," and "densely pscyhological," (Slate), "a glorious mashup of storytelling and scholarship" (The San Francisco Chronicle), THE BLAZING WORLD is for anyone interested in art, gender, race, perception, the assumptions of Western history, and New York’s now. Reading followed by discussion and wine. 

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