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. I, etcetera by Susan Sontag. Susan Sontag is brilliant and the ideas and notions in this collection of etceteda are absolutely genius.

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She tried to mute some characters’ voices, nice move. I could just picture someone in the s being like “this would be a groovy way to deconstruct a narrative! In this book, several short stories. I want to be intrigued, entertained etcetea moved This collection seems drawn out at points, but is great overall, especially for escapist readers.

Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive? I appreciated the experimentation but most of it just didn’t work. Paradoxically, the two weakest stories are the easiest and the most difficult.


I, Etcetera by Susan Sontag

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I have always been detached in part. I wanted to like these; I generally like stories that take on strange shapes or that rise out of novel rhetorical situations. 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. But these eight stories, written between and for such diverse journals as Partisan Review, The New Yorker, and Playboy, are fascinatingly varied, often delightful in their darkly ironic twists, and only occasionally unworthy of the reader effort required.

Trivia About I, etcetera. Though admittedly I’ll need to reread to make an attempt at explaining why and how I was moved by sontxg in particular.

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Tough, sometimes even overwhelming stories which ironically show struggles in life, incompatibility, disappoints, doubts, uncertainty and in the end, this all mix of feelings and thoughts closed in hard words are surprisingly motivating.

I read a short story called Debriefing by Susan Sontag and for a moment I was in NY city, lonely and depressed, on edge. I hadn’t realized how near their territories were to each other. Among sonhag things, it’s Stories 1. However, by the end I was feeling underwhelmed again. In she was awarded the Jerusalem Prize for the body of her work.