Praise for Siri Hustvedt's non-fiction 'It is Hustvedt's gift to write with exemplary clarity of what is by necessity unclear.'
Siri Hustvedt is best known as a novelist and her novels have received deserved acclaim. But to my mind, she is even more to be admired as an essayist
She is an inspiring guide to territory where both the humanities and the sciences can throw light on the ways in which we construct meaning in our lives.
Her erudition, the sharp clarity of her thinking, the variety of her sources and the supple ways in which she weaves them into personal narrative, coupled with her fearlessness in the face of those aspects of the human condition which are of necessity ambiguous, infuse her work with a rare kind of quiet intellectual confidence.
Siri Hustvedt, one of our finest novelists, has long been a brilliant explorer of brain and mind
In [this] new collection of essays . . . Siri Hustvedt takes feminist discourse to a new level . . . Mothers, Fathers and Others is a powerful collection with an impressive variety of disciplines through whose prism the themes of art, motherhood, neuroscience, misogyny and sex are revealed. It is an engaging and educational read that makes a valuable contribution to contemporary feminist discourse.