The Blindfold

The Blindfold

Book - 1992
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Baker & Taylor
As Iris Vegan, a confused young graduate student from the Midwest, struggles to define herself, she becomes fascinated with four New York City characters--a photographer, an urban recluse, an old woman, and a professor--who try to alter the shape of her identity. Reprint.

McMillan Palgrave

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 strange 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.

Siri Hustvedt's The Blindfold is "...a work of dizzying intensity. . .eloquent and vivid." - Don DeLillo.



Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Picador, Henry Holt, 1992
ISBN: 9780312422752
031242275X
Branch Call Number: FICTION HUSTVEDT
Characteristics: 221 p. ; 21 cm

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