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The shaking woman, or, A history of my nerves

by Siri Hustvedt

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Published by Picador/Henry Holt in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Convulsions,
  • Health,
  • Patients,
  • American Women authors,
  • Biography

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesHistory of my nerves
    StatementSiri Hustvedt
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3558.U813 Z48 2011
    The Physical Object
    Pagination214 pages ;
    Number of Pages214
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26338086M
    ISBN 100312429576
    ISBN 109780312429577
    OCLC/WorldCa694769908

    The Shaking Woman or a History of My Nerves. In this unique neurological memoir Siri Hustvedt attempts to solve her own mysterious condition. While speaking at a memorial event for her father in , Siri Hustvedt suffered a violent seizure from the neck down.   The Shaking Woman or a History of My Nerves starts with a small, seemingly minor incident in one woman's life, but quickly broadens into a wide-ranging, intellectually rigorous examination of what it means to be whole--and human.”/5(51).

      Siri Hustvedt is the author of The Shaking Woman or A History of My Nerves, The Sorrows of an American, What I Loved, The Blindfold, and The Enchantment of Lily Dahl, as well as two collections of essays, A Plea for Eros and Mysteries of the Rectangle%(). The Shaking Woman or A History of My Nerves eBook: Hustvedt, Siri: : Kindle Store/5(49).

    This is the basis for Hustvedt’s textbook-like memoir, The Shaking Woman or a History of My Nerves. A couple of pages after this mission statement, she writes of her migraines as an entirely separate malady: “I had become [an] enormous headache.”Author: Sarah Manguso.   The Shaking Woman, Or a History of My Nerves by Siri Hustvedt: review Lorna Bradbury is intrigued by the novelist Siri Hustvedt's account of her illness, The Shaking WomanAuthor: Lorna Bradbury.


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Siri Hustvedt is the author of The Shaking Woman or A History of My Nerves, The Sorrows of an American, What I Loved, The Blindfold, and The Enchantment of Lily Dahl, as well as the collections of essays, A Plea for Eros and Mysteries of the Rectangle. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Paul by: The Shaking Woman, or A History of My Nerves book.

Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. In this unique neurological memoir Si /5. The Shaking Woman or a History of My Nerves by Siri Hustvedt she decided to launch a quest to find the shaking woman within herself, "a Mr Hyde to my Dr Jekyll, a kind of double".

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Siri Hustvedt is the author of The Shaking Woman or A History of My Nerves, The Sorrows of an American, What I Loved, The Blindfold, and The Enchantment of Lily Dahl, as well as the collections of essays, A Plea for Eros and Mysteries of the Rectangle.

She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Paul : Holt, Henry & Company, Inc. The Shaking Woman or A History of My Nerves tracks Hustvedt's search for a diagnosis, one that takes her inside the thought processes of several scientific disciplines, each one of which offers a distinct perspective on her paroxysms but no ready solution.

In the process, she finds herself entangled in fundamental questions: What is the 5/5(2). The Shaking Woman is the product of voracious reading and deep thought, and you register its author's sanity in every sentence. If she has not been Author: Rachel Cooke.

Praise for The Shaking Woman or A History of My Nerves “Siri Hustvedt, one of our finest novelists, has long been a brilliant explorer of brain and mind. But recently this investigation has taken a more personal turn: two years after her father's death, while speaking about him in public, she suddenly found herself seized by by: The Shaking Woman or A History of My Nerves This ebook list for those who looking for to read The Shaking Woman or A History of My Nerves, you can read or download in PDF, ePub or Mobi.

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WHEN MY FATHER DIED, I was at home in Brooklyn, but only days before I had been sitting beside his bed in a nursing home in Northfield, Minnesota.

The Shaking Woman or A History of My Nerves by Siri Hustvedt is an odd addition to the seeming glut of memoirs that are overflowing in bookstores and on best-seller lists. It begins with Hustvedt sharing her experience while giving a talk for, as she was speaking, her body began to shake/5(54).

The Shaking Woman or A History of My Nerves by Siri Hustvedt. In this unique neurological memoir Siri Hustvedt attempts to solve her own mysterious conditionWhile speaking at a memorial event for her father inSiri Hustvedt suffered a violent seizure from the neck down.

THE SHAKING WOMAN OR A HISTORY OF MY NERVES starts with a small, seemingly minor incident in one woman’s life, but quickly broadens into a wide-ranging, intellectually rigorous examination of what it means to be whole and human.

Hustvedt says writing The Shaking Woman allowed her to think about living with an illness that fell outside of diagnostic categories. "There are a lot of illnesses that are either misdiagnosed or. She is also the author of the poetry collection Reading To You, and four collections of essays, Yonder, Mysteries of the Rectangle: Essays on Painting, A Plea for Eros and Living, Thinking, Looking, as well as the memoir The Shaking Woman: A History of My Nerves.

Born in Minnesota, Siri Hustvedt now lives in Brooklyn, New York.4/5(6). The Shaking Woman or a History of My Nerves starts with a small, seemingly minor incident in one woman’s life, but quickly broadens into a wide-ranging, intellectually rigorous examination of what it means to be whole—and human."— Get this from a library.

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Praise For The Shaking Woman or A History of My Nerves “Siri Hustvedt, one of our finest novelists, has long been a brilliant explorer of brain and mind. But recently this investigation has taken a more personal turn: two years after her father's death, while speaking about him in public, she suddenly found herself seized by convulsions.

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