As Consciousness Is Harnessed to Flesh: Journals & Notebooks 1964-1980Book |
Dear Diary, Love, Susan.
It's hard not to obsess over Susan Sontag, what with her myriad contributions to intellectual life, literature, and film. Now her fans can be privy to Sontag's most intimate thoughts in As Consciousness is Harnessed to Flesh: Journals & Notebookes 1964-1980. Sontag's entries vary wildly, from lists of adjectives to obsessive musings on her lover Maria Irene Fornes to notes on films to aphoristic observations. Early entries trace Sontag's interest in camp that will fascinate those who have read "Notes on 'Camp,'" while later entries provide much insight into the theoretical frameworks and experiences that lead up to the publication of On Photography. What these journals contribute most evidently, however, are insights into Sontag as a person rather than just a figure. She becomes utterly human as she considers her personal flaws, her pain, her relationships, and memories of her mother, and the magnitude of Sontag as a thinker and a person shine through these sixteen years of inspiring journal entries.
blog comments powered by Disqus