Summer is the season of fiction, it is said — said here, now, at least. Susan Sontag may be best-known for her remarkable critical essays on. I, etcetera. By Susan Sontag. Download Pdf. Read Online. This article is available in PDF and Microfiche formats only. You are currently viewing this article as a. “Look at all this stuff I’ve got in my head: rockets and Venetian churches, David Bowie and Diderot, nuoc roam and Big Macs, sunglasses and.
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Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. I hadn’t realized how near their territories were to each other. I read a short story called Debriefing by Susan Sontag and for a moment I was in NY city, lonely and depressed, on edge.
Some of the stories were also just plain good. I have always been detached in part. In reflective, telegraphic prose, Susan Sontag confronts the reader with exposed workings of an impassioned intellect in narratives seamed with many of the themes of her essays—the nature of knowing, our relationship with the etcetrra, and the future in an alienated present. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
It just makes me like Sontag even better. In eight stories, this singular collection of short fiction written over the course of ten years etcetdra the terrain of modern urban life. Did not read all of it Description In eight stories, this singular collection of short fiction written over the course of sintag years explores the terrain of modern urban life.
Jul 15, Eral rated it liked it. In this book, several short stories. Looking for beautiful books?
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Mar 10, Thomas Buchanan rated it ectetera liked it. Not sure what one can say about this first story. I think this is the second time I’ve been let down by Sontag’s fiction. Paperbackpages. In the recent, feverish “Unguided Tour,” the pain seeing beautiful things abroad doesn’t help is perhaps not deflected quite enough, while the allegorical markings in “American Spirits” may go too far in keeping ironic distance.
She tried to mute some characters’ voices, nice move. In she was awarded the Jerusalem Prize for the body of her work. Is it meant to be against interpretation? I’m trying not to become hysterical. Quotes from I, etcetera. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Among other things, it’s Stories 1.
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Instead, they felt static– what development there was was mostly a development of the reader’s comprehension of what was happening. Review quote These short stories establish Sontag’s originality. Sontag did not let down my expectations, again.
I will be reading more of hers, for sure. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. There was a problem adding your email address. Diciamo, anzitutto, che i raccontini sono presuntuosi. Sontag’s fragmentary writing recalls Barthelme but is used in a way that comes to be much more intimate, the reader is given a glimpse into individuals’ lives in each story.
Trivia About I, etcetera. I loved Project for a Trip to China and was excited to see the rest, but none of the other stories really lived up to that first one. However, “Debriefing,” a gallery of despair, Manhattan-style, successfully mixes autobiographical immediacy with social essaying.
She’s clearly very smart, but this book isn’t as interesting as any one of her essays. I wanted to like these; I generally like stories that sontqg on strange shapes or that rise out of novel rhetorical situations.
For Sontag who has always been so controlled and who’s praised being serious as a virtue, susann collection is really eye-opening. These short stories are not that catching eyes. And salt on my tongue. Dec 01, Marianna Monaco rated it did not like it Shelves: Want to Read saving….