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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Among other things, it’s an essay on dualism. I hadn’t realized how near their territories were to each other. The first story in particular raised hairs on the back of my neck. 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. It just makes me like Sontag even etcetsra.

Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of In she was awarded the Jerusalem Prize for the body of her work. Or the last story, which is something like a Q and A, only it’s series of linguistic prompts, like finish the suasn, all about travel.

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Please provide an email address. Apr 03, Pamela rated it it was ok. Instead, they felt static– what development there was was mostly a development of the reader’s comprehension of what was happening. The short stories are more like notes, often jotted down without a logical or chronological order, which makes the reading much heavier and less enjoyable. I read a short story called Debriefing by Susan Sontag and for a moment I was in NY city, lonely and depressed, on edge. Published March 6th by Picador first published Mar 14, sevdah added it.


In eight stories, this singular collection of short fiction written over the course of ten years explores the terrain of modern urban life. Mar 09, Adam Patterson rated it liked it. Sontag did not let down my expectations, again.

Paradoxically, the two weakest stories are the easiest and the most difficult. Lists with This Book. Mar 07, Ophelinha rated it it was ok. To ask other readers questions about I, etceteraplease sign up. Dec 01, Shane rated it liked it Shelves: Want to Read saving…. Why have I avoided her fiction for so long! She lives in New York City. Dec 30, Kenickie rated it really liked it Shelves: Wiry, allusive, and too smart for their own good–read them anyway. This is not the end of the world.

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Jun 27, Shelley rated it liked it Shelves: 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. I have always been detached in part. 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 This is a weird collection, and unfortunately, it’s not an especially satisfying one.

Oct 21, Amy rated it liked it Shelves: She embraces our language and the suan of our culture. Nov 22, Katlyn rated it liked it. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive?


Sontag’s fragmentary writing recalls Barthelme but is used in a way that comes to be much more intimate, the suaan is given a glimpse into individuals’ lives in each story. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.

And in “Old Complaints Revisited,” when a Party member quits, offering a farcically complete catalogue of what it means to belong to the Party, a personal scream comes snaking up out of etcrtera that essayistic stuffing.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want sontat read. Let’s see if I remember that before I try her fiction again. Is it meant to be against interpretation? I have never read Sontag’s fiction before this and it struck me as more revelatory than her criticism.

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Unique writing and definitely thought provoking. Not sure what one can say about this first story. I zontag I’m supposed to love Susan, and I do Looking for beautiful books?