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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I just have to find the right Sontag fit for me. I really enjoyed this short piece. I hadn’t realized how near their territories were to each other.
Her writing styIe, rambling, using short clips and held together with solid descriptions especially in the story called Unguided Tour painted vividly the near panic and desolation of the narrator’s condition. I have a very smart staff member who has been on a Sontag kick lately, so I finally buckled under the pressure and ordered some of her books.
Or the last story, which is something like a Q and A, only it’s series of linguistic prompts, like finish the phrase, all abo Etccetera is a weird collection, and unfortunately, it’s not an especially satisfying one.
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The first story in particular raised hairs on the back of my neck. I appreciated the experimentation but most of it just didn’t work. To ask other readers questions about I, etceteraplease sign up. Some of the stories were also just plain good.
There are great lines and observations in almost all the stories but they get rarer and rarer. The short stories are more like notes, often jotted down without a o or chronological order, which makes the reading much heavier and less enjoyable. There was a problem adding your email address.
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.
I want to be intrigued, entertained and moved And salt on my tongue. Not my cup of tea. Lists with This Book. Is it meant to slntag against interpretation? Jun 26, Vicky rated it liked it Shelves: Jun 27, Etdetera rated it liked it Shelves: I like them, they are really really speaking of something that is quite common nowadays, but the way she wrote it seems way to shallow for Sontag’s big name.
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Not sure what one can say about this first story. Susan Sontag seems always struggling in writing novels.
ussan Be the first to discover new talent! Sontag makes a wonderful stew of the past, the life caught in memory and imagination, serves it all up lavishly laced with silences, and provides us with a gourmand’s series of short courses. Mar 10, Thomas Buchanan rated it really liked it. Susan Sontag, the literary and social critic, is entirely at home in fiction, is exhilarated, even transfigured by it.
May 07, Tara rated it really liked it. Mar 09, Adam Patterson rated it liked it. Oct 21, Amy rated it liked it Shelves: Quotes from I, etcetera. Jewish American literary critic, theorist, novelist, and filmmaker.
In reflective, telegraphic prose, Susan Sontag confronts the reader with exposed workings of an impassioned intellect in narratives seamed with many of stcetera themes of her essays—the nature of knowing, our relationship with the past, and.
Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. It just makes me like Sontag even better. She embraces our language and the accumulation of our culture. Or the last story, which is something like a Q and A, only it’s series of linguistic prompts, like finish the phrase, all about travel.