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Drawing on insights from the humanities and the sciences, Hustvedt divides the book into three parts.

Looking a wooman

It is here that Hustvedt delves into an analysis of art and perception, asking how we judge works of art and creativity. Among the best essays are the ones in which Hustvedt skilfully weaves her personal stories about her mother, her daughter, her own childhood with the state of the world, academia and technology. The book then digresses slightly as it moves on to inspect the delusions of certainty.

I also found her criticism of several thinkers, such as Harvard cognitive psychologist Steven Pinkerrather unbalanced and unfair. It is the third and the last section of the book, partly composed of the lectures Hustvedt has given in different countries, where her voice once again reaches a wonderful intensity. Here is a writer who has much to say about the world to the world. It can be a lonely feeling to be a perpetual outsider, to settle down on a threshold of in-betweendom, but it is the best position for inventiveness, perceptiveness and wisdom — all three of which can be found in abundance in this volume.

But Hustvedt is not only a writer. She is also a passionate reader and therein lies the secret of this book — in the fundamental and incessant act of reading, rethinking, reconnecting.

Looking a wooman

But it is time for fiction writers to step out of their imaginative cocoons and start speaking up about politics, nationalism, religion, tribalism and many other subjects shaping contemporary debates. It is by no means an easy endeavour since novelists tend to be introverted creatures. Against this background, Hustvedt has provided us with an impressive collection that celebrates critical thinking.

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