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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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Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Published March 6th by Picador first published Though admittedly I’ll need to reread to make an attempt at explaining why and how I was moved by these in particular.

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I, etcetera by Susan Sontag

Jewish American literary critic, theorist, novelist, and filmmaker. This collection seems drawn out at points, but etceterra great overall, especially for escapist readers.

Apr 22, Maria rated it it was ok Shelves: She claims she sees it as her permeant career, but readers hardly notice her novels, except for Volcano Lover.

In this book, several short stories. Dec 28, Michal Tallo rated it it was amazing. Mar 10, Thomas Buchanan rated it really liked it.

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Most of them take on some sort of innovative structure, so you have one, for example, that is one side of the daily visits parents make with a therapist about their misbehaved child.

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This is a weird collection, and unfortunately, it’s not an especially satisfying one. These short stories are not that catching eyes. Susan Sontag is brilliant and the ideas and notions in this collection suwan stories are absolutely genius.

She lives in New York City. We’re featuring millions etceera their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Sontag’s style is slightly formal, and songag on the evidence here, she can’t quite get away from that in her stories. Susan Sontag seems always struggling in writing novels. I will be reading more of hers, for sure.

I could just picture someone in the s being like “this would be a groovy way to deconstruct a narrative! There is an abundance of those startling ironies and wry, quirky jokes that make Susan Sontag so tempting to quote. I hadn’t realized how near their territories were to each other.

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May 07, Tara rated it really liked it. 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.

It came across as kind of dated, these cultural concerns that I think Sontag means to suszn here 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.


I, etcetera

Is it meant to be against interpretation? 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 ehcetera narrator’s condition.

I appreciated the experimentation but most of it just didn’t work. Short stories written by someone too intelligent to write short stories. She’s clearly very smart, but this book isn’t as interesting as any one of her essays.

Jan 09, Susna rated it liked it. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Among other things, it’s Stories 1.

Sontag’s fragmentary writing recalls Barthelme but is used in a way that comes to be much more intimate, the reader is given a glimpse into individuals’ lives in each story. Mar 07, Ophelinha rated it it was ok. Lists with This Book.

It just makes me like Sontag even better. Paperbackpages. I have never read Sontag’s fiction before this and it struck me as more revelatory than her criticism. Mar 24, William2 rated it liked it Shelves: I know I’m supposed to love Susan, and I do However, I have to reckon there’s grace and light in her manner of writing. Books by Susan Sontag. She tried to mute some characters’ voices, nice move.