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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Instead, they felt static– what development there was was mostly a development of the reader’s comprehension of what was happening. Dec 28, Michal Tallo rated it it was amazing. There are no discussion topics on this book sotnag.
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I loved that one and re-read it, along with Unguided Tour. She’s clearly very smart, but this book isn’t as interesting as any one of her essays. Mar 14, sevdah added it.
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Preview — I, etcetera by Susan Sontag. I appreciated the experimentation but most of it just didn’t work. Not sure what one can say about this first story. This is a weird collection, and unfortunately, it’s not an especially satisfying one. This collection seems drawn out at points, but is great overall, especially eycetera escapist readers. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Susan Sontag is at this point so well known for her controversial political ideas and her works of criticism like Against Interpretation that her fiction goes largely and unfortunately overlooked.
For Sontag who has always been so controlled and who’s praised being serious as a virtue, this collection is really eye-opening. View all 5 comments. 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. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Sontag makes a wonderful stew of the past, the life caught susn memory and imagination, serves it all up lavishly laced with silences, and provides us with a gourmand’s series of short courses.
Jewish American literary critic, theorist, novelist, and filmmaker. Unique etcftera and definitely thought provoking. However, I have to reckon there’s grace and light in her manner of writing.
Or else another story revisits the story of Jeckyll and Hyde, only, well, the circumstances have changed. While I really enjoyed this collection, I found myself bored with some of the stories – namely Baby. She claims she sees it as etceera permeant career, but readers hardly notice her novels, except for Volcano Lover.
I wanted to like these; I generally like stories that take on strange sonttag or that rise out of novel rhetorical situations. I know I’m supposed to love Susan, and I do No pain or horror is avoided, no occasion for despair is ducked.