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A Mingling | State of Mind

Siri Hustvedt

‘My empathy may become a vehicle of insight for me and therefore help me to help you or it may debilitate me altogether, make me so sad I am no good to you whatsoever.’

Siri Hustvedt

Siri Hustvedt has a PhD in English literature from Columbia University and is a lecturer in psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College. Her most recent novel, The Blazing World, was longlisted for the 2014 Man Booker Prize and won the 2014 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction. She has also published two books of essays, Mysteries of the Rectangle: Essays on Painting and A Plea for Eros. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.  

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