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 will be reading more of hers, for sure. Short stories written by someone too intelligent to write short stories. First couple stories I liked a lot, the others not so much. She claims she sees it as her permeant career, but readers hardly etcwtera her novels, except for Volcano Lover. She lives in New York City. Some of the stories were also just plain good.

American Spirits was interesting.

Just a moment while we sign you in to shsan Goodreads account. Susan Sontag is brilliant and the ideas and notions in this collection of stories are absolutely genius.

I, etcetera

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 all that essayistic stuffing. The short dtcetera are more like notes, often jotted down without a logical or chronological order, which makes the reading much heavier and less enjoyable. Books by Susan Sontag.


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I think this is the second time I’ve been let down by Sontag’s fiction. Paperbackpages. Most of them take on some sort of innovative structure, so you have one, for example, that etcwtera one side of the daily visits parents make with a therapist about their misbehaved child.

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What surprised me was how many of the stories sound like castoff Barthelme pieces. She’s clearly very smart, but this book isn’t as interesting as any one of her essays.

And salt on my tongue. Old Complaints Revisited was far too long and unreadable after the first twenty pages. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. I want to be intrigued, entertained and moved Wiry, allusive, and too smart for their own good–read them anyway.

Please provide an email address. Among other things, it’s an essay on dualism. Nov 22, Katlyn rated it liked it. Sep 19, heather rated it really liked it. May 07, Tara rated it really liked it. However, I have to reckon there’s grace and light in her manner of writing. They were very experimental in a way that I found dated. Mar 10, Thomas Buchanan rated it really liked it.


I, Etcetera by Susan Sontag

Paradoxically, the two weakest stories are the easiest and the most difficult. This collection seems drawn out at points, but is great overall, especially for escapist readers.

I read a short story called Debriefing by Susan Sontag and for a moment I was in NY city, lonely and depressed, on edge. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. I wanted to like these; I generally like stories that take on strange shapes or that rise out of novel rhetorical situations.

However, “Debriefing,” a gallery of despair, Manhattan-style, successfully mixes autobiographical immediacy with social essaying. Thanks for telling us about the problem. I just have to find the right Sontag fit for me. Is it meant to be against interpretation?