Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Great Regulars: The period during which the mostly fragmentary

material collected in As Consciousness Is Harnessed to Flesh was written was also the period during which Susan Sontag published the major nonfiction works on which her reputation largely rests: Against Interpretation (1966), Styles of Radical Will (1969), On Photography (1977), Illness as Metaphor (1978), and Under the Sign of Saturn (1980). By 1980, when this selection (the second of three projected volumes) concludes, Sontag's position in American literary and intellectual life was unassailable.

Her journals and notebooks, though, do not read like the chronicle of a triumph.

from The Barnes and Noble Review: As Consciousness Is Harnessed to Flesh: Journals and Notebooks, 1964-1980


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