Summary of V. Completa. "Leer me abrió la puerta a las vidas de otros". Siri Hustvedt, escritora

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In the video, Siri Hustvedt discusses how her love of reading led her to begin writing at an early age. She tells the story of how she became a teacher of writing to psychiatric patients at the Payne Whitney Clinic in New York City. Although the experience was difficult at times, she found it rewarding in the end. She writes about how writing can be therapeutic for people with mental illnesses.

  • 00:00:00 Siri Hustvedt discusses her childhood in the United States and Norway, explaining how her upbringing between two different cultures has influenced her outlook on the world. She recalls telling her mother why everything was better in Norway, and her mother becoming embarrassed because she realized she was passing on her daughter's hope for a better world to her older sisters and little sister. Siri also talks about her education, which took place in Norway and at an academy run by Rudolf Steiner. Her teachers inspired her and she enjoyed the small class size.
  • 00:05:00 Siri Hustvedt tells the story of how her childhood favorite book, "The Catcher in the Rye," opened her eyes to the lives of others. She writes that, for children, reading is important so that they may think, and she loves this year's book so much that she has decided to continue her education in the United States. She then moves to Norway to study at a "gymnasium" for one year. While there, she takes a course in English as a second language and passes the exams. After returning to the United States, she enrolls in college and takes a course in Shakespeare. She eventually becomes a professor at a college in New York City. Her students are mainly immigrants who often do not speak English very well. Hustvedt uses a technique she learned from a Russian-Jewish boy who wrote a story about his childhood in Russia. She divides her students into two groups and gives them different grades for content and form. This system is ultimately false, but it is the best strategy she has found for dealing with the students. She believes that developing a sense of self-worth is essential for a successful academic career.
  • 00:10:00 Siri Hustvedt, a writer, talks about how her love of reading led her to begin writing at an early age. She tells the story of how she became a teacher of writing to psychiatric patients at the Payne Whitney Clinic in New York City. Although the experience was difficult at times, she found it rewarding in the end. She writes about how writing can be therapeutic for people with mental illnesses.
  • 00:15:00 Siri Hustvedt describes her passion for writing as originating from emotions. She believes that writing can't be neutral and that it must be driven by feelings. Jakobson's work on thephasia has inspired her to write more about the effects of language on the physical and psychological levels. After completing her undergraduate studies, she read a lot about neurology and became interested in Charles Dickens. She discovered that in some patients with aphasia, the pronoun "jo" is the first to disappear. This is a sad and insignificant character who is deprived of language. Goldstein's work on language acquisition in patients with brain damage has helped her to better understand Dickens' use of pronouns. Hustvedt is convinced that anyone can become a better writer by reading. her background in neurology and psychology has served her well in her research.
  • 00:20:00 Siri Hustvedt discusses her experience reading and studying various sciences, such as neuroscience, genetics, and anthropology, and how they have helped her to better understand the way other people think. She believes that it is important for children to learn how to critically think about ideas, even when they are initially accepted as dogma, in order to better understand the world around them.
  • 00:25:00 Siri Hustvedt discusses how she became interested in philosophy and history of science as she began to ask more questions about why things are the way they are. She talks about how things become even more complicated as one's knowledge increases, and how that is exciting. In fact, it was this interest that led her back to philosophy and history of science to understand better the foundations of our thinking. Many people believe that science is a set of truths that are firmly rooted in reality, but this is not always the case. Hustvedt argues that science is a continual process of discovery, and that the assumptions we make about how things work are constantly being challenged by new findings. She also believes that everyone should embrace philosophy, as it can help us to better understand the complexities of life. By understanding that all disciplines have value, we can build a more inclusive society.
  • 00:30:00 This is a transcript from a video titled "V. Completa. Siri Hustvedt, writer" in which Hustvedt discusses the irony of her experiences as a woman in the 1970s and 1980s, when Title IX was implemented in the United States and women were allowed to participate in only one sport at school. Her sister, who is six years younger, later joined an all-male sports team, and the town went into celebration when they won their final game. Today, sexism persists in many ways, but Slowly it is changing.
  • 00:35:00 Siri Hustvedt discusses the concept of feminism and what it means to her. She believes that there are many different feminist ideologies, and that she falls somewhere in the middle of them. She says that these debates often reduce feminism to the idea of equal rights for women, which she believes is important, but that it's also important to recognize the differences between men and women. She talks about the importance of breaking down taboos, and how difficult it is to do. She shares an example of a powerful woman who knows her worth and doesn't try to hide it, but still deals with strategies to make sure that other people will recognize and respect her authority. She concludes the video by saying that it's important for women to be aware of the taboos and break them down, in order to fight against the patriarchal ideology that exists in society.
  • 00:40:00 The author discusses how women artists have been historically ignored and even forgotten, even if they are an integral part of artistic fields such as painting and sculpture. This has been a problem throughout history, with significant progress being made in the last few decades. There is still a long way to go before women are taken seriously as artists, and cultural attitudes towards beauty still favour traditional, male-centric beauty standards. The author discusses how difficult it can be for some men to admire women, and how this can be an ongoing issue in our culture. She also speaks about the importance of feminist studies in opening people's eyes to the important work done by women in other disciplines, and the way that society often judges women by their appearances on social media. The author believes that there is still a long way to go before society achieves a more enlightened view of beauty, and that women are still held to a very high standard in terms of what is considered beautiful. She also believes that girls and women are particularly vulnerable to social media's impact on body image.
  • 00:45:00 Siri Hustvedt discusses the dangers of society pressuring women to conform to certain ideals of beauty and discusses how it is important for young girls to rebel against these values. She talks about how the resistance to these ideals only comes about if people are aware of the issue. She also mentions how it is important for girls to see themselves as more than just children, and that this is something that will be necessary for the future of humanity.
  • 00:50:00 Siri Hustvedt thanks V.Completa. This video opens the door to other lives for her.

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