REBECCA GOLDSTEIN Steven Pinker an interview with REBECCA GOLDSTEIN Conducted by Jessica Lang his interview with Rebecca Goldstein took place on November 9, 2006, in her new home, an apartment in a former factory near the Charles River, in Boston, Massachusetts. The idea of home plays a prominent role in Goldstein's writing, so it seemed fitting to meet her in that setting. Many of Goldstein's novels, starting with her earliest, The Mind-Body Problem (1983), and carrying through The Late-Summer Passion of a Woman of Mind (1989), Mazel (1995), and Properties of Light (2000), describe home as a place that is furnished with the creature comforts of middle-class living and located in a pastoral setting with regularly spaced houses and attractive front lawns. For Goldstein, however, this idealized notion of home is a form of exile, an environment that makes her feel oppressed and, as she reveals both in this interview and through her protagonists, least herself. Goldstein, in her search for home, rejects the physicality in both form and place typically associated with it. Instead, she leaves the externalized space to move into a far less tangible realm, one that invokes aspects of the self such as intellect,
Contemporary Literature – University of Wisconsin Press
Published: Jun 27, 2008
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