Conversations with Susan Sontag

Conversations with Susan Sontag The Greatest Effort Is To Be Really Where You Are, Contemporary With Yourself, In Your Life, Giving Full Attention To The World That S What A Writer Does I M Against The Solipsistic Idea That You Find It All In Your Head You Don T. On Sontag in general After having relied upon her advice on the backs of books for a long time, it was only this year that I actually read anything by Sontag It was a leap from a cliff Leaving out the fiction of which I still have the later two novels and all short stories to go I shall briefly talk about the glut of Susan I have indulged in I started with Under the Sign of Saturn , which consists of pieces about Paul Goodman, Antonin Artaud, Walter Benjamin, Leni Riefenstahl, Elias
A brilliant woman Says so much I agree with in a way I could never say it Says enough I disagree with to be stimulating Favourite part of an interview so far It s not just that people want things to be easy things that weren t so hard in the past seemdifficult today I recently met a young woman at a major university who is writing her Ph.D on Proust This is her sixth year as a graduate student and she asked me, Don t you find it hard to read Proust all those long sentences And I A brilliant woman Says so much I agree with in a way I could never say it Says enough I disagree with to be stimulating Favourite part of an interview so far It s not just that people want things to be easy things that weren t so hard in the past seemdifficult today I recently met a young woman at a major university who is writing her Ph.D on Proust This is her sixth year as a graduate student and she asked me, Don t you find it hard to read Proust all those long sentences And I asked, Hard compared to what Kurt Vonnegut Yeah, I guess it s harder than Kurt Vonnegut I submit that twenty years ago, no graduate student in her sixth year at a well known university would ever have been able to utter such a sentence It wouldn t have been sayable She would rather have gotten undressed in the middle of the street than say, shamelessly and rather wistfully, Don t you that that Proust is kinda hard People don t even know what they can t say anyThere are all sorts of change
Good conversations indeed Fascinating every page Highly recommendable

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  • Paperback
  • 320 pages
  • Conversations with Susan Sontag
  • Leland Poague
  • English
  • 08 July 2017
  • 0878058346