The Blindfold

by Siri Hustvedt | Literature & Fiction |
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Journal Entry 1 by wingsumakowing from Kuopio, Pohjois-Savo / Norra Savolax Finland on Wednesday, July 5, 2023
Paperback. - Sceptre, 1993. - 221 pages ; 20 cm

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Iris Vegan, a young, impoverished graduate student from the Midwest, finds herself entangled with four powerful but threatening characters as she tries to adjust to life in New York City. Mr. Morning, an inscrutable urban recluse, employs Iris to tape-record verbal descriptions of objects that belonged to a murder victim. George, a photographer, takes an eerie portrait of Iris, which then acquires a strong life of its own, appearing and disappearing without warning around the city. After a series of blinding migraines, Iris ends up in a hospital room with Mrs. O., a woman who has lost her mind and memory to a stroke, but who nevertheless retains both the strength and energy to torment her fellow patient. And finally, there is Professor Rose, Iris’s teacher and eventually her lover. While working with him on the translation of a German novella called The Brutal Boy, she discovers in its protagonist, Klaus, a vehicle for her own transformation and ventures out into the city again—this time dressed as a man.

Journal Entry 2 by wingsumakowing at Kuopio, Pohjois-Savo / Norra Savolax Finland on Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Released 7 mos ago (10/17/2023 UTC) at Kuopio, Pohjois-Savo / Norra Savolax Finland

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Journal Entry 3 by winghalonhakkaajawing at Kuopio, Pohjois-Savo / Norra Savolax Finland on Wednesday, October 18, 2023
Kiitos kovasti ylläristä!

Journal Entry 4 by winghalonhakkaajawing at Kuopio, Pohjois-Savo / Norra Savolax Finland on Sunday, March 10, 2024
Great book, I liked this a lot!

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Osallistun kirjalla louhintahaasteeseen.

Journal Entry 5 by winghalonhakkaajawing at Kuopio, Pohjois-Savo / Norra Savolax Finland on Sunday, March 10, 2024

Released 2 mos ago (3/14/2024 UTC) at Kuopio, Pohjois-Savo / Norra Savolax Finland

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Tarjolle Kuopion BC-tapaamiseen. Hyviä lukuhetkiä!

Journal Entry 6 by wingOikkuwing at Kuopio, Pohjois-Savo / Norra Savolax Finland on Thursday, March 14, 2024
The book is on my shelf now.

Journal Entry 7 by wingOikkuwing at Kuopio, Pohjois-Savo / Norra Savolax Finland on Sunday, March 24, 2024
Never had I ever read any book by Siri Hustvedt before this, so didn't actually know what to expect. I like the way she writes, but the story -or, stories- she told I found somewhat boring. A young woman moves to New York, studies literature at uni, suffers of migraine, tries to get part time jobs to pay for the rent, meets interesting and not-so-interesting people, falls in love with several different men...

Siri Hustvedt is married to Paul Auster, who has used the main character of this book (Iris Vegan) in one of his books. Maybe I'll read that one to see if I like it more.

Journal Entry 8 by wingOikkuwing at BC 2024 Convention in Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Monday, April 15, 2024

Released 1 mo ago (4/19/2024 UTC) at BC 2024 Convention in Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland

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This book is available at the BC 2024 Convention in Tampere.

Journal Entry 9 by wingjax987654321wing at Wembley, Greater London United Kingdom on Friday, April 19, 2024
Picked up from the book buffet at the Tampere International convention as I am doing the 666/Reading around the world challenge 2024 and this will fit one of the countries. It also isn't too heavy as although I don't have a luggage allowance as such, I do have to carry my suitcase.

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