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. Mar 10, Thomas Buchanan rated it really liked it.

Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. I’m thinking I’ll find her a bit like Joan Didion where the nonfiction is amazing and the fiction is not to my taste. Quotes from I, etcetera. Instead, they felt static– what development there was was mostly a development of the reader’s comprehension of what was happening.

I loved Project for a Sntag to China and was excited to see the etfetera, but none of the other stories really lived up to that first one.

Old Complaints Revisited was far too long and unreadable after the first twenty pages. Looking for beautiful books? I could not care, unlike the story of Julia, her beautiful dead friend.


Mar 09, Adam Patterson rated it liked it.

I, Etcetera

Preview — I, etcetera by Susan Sontag. Refresh and try again. Nov 22, Katlyn rated it liked it. I know I’m supposed to love Susan, and I do What surprised me was how many of the stories sound like castoff Barthelme pieces.

Some of the stories were also just plain good. I could just picture someone in the s being like “this would be a groovy way to deconstruct a narrative! The Best Books of The first story susna particular raised hairs on the back of my neck.

Dec 01, Marianna Monaco rated it did not like it Shelves: Jun 27, Shelley rated it liked it Shelves: Dec 01, Shane rated it liked it Shelves: First couple stories I liked a lot, the others not so much.

Sontag’s style is slightly formal, and based on the evidence here, she can’t quite get away from that in her stories. Not my cup of tea. However, “Debriefing,” a gallery stcetera despair, Manhattan-style, successfully mixes autobiographical immediacy with social essaying. But I don’t think there were really stories here, in the sense of circumstances that evolved, that were affected by the passage of time.

Apr 03, Pamela rated it it was ok.

Unique writing and definitely thought provoking. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Oct 21, Amy rated it liked it Shelves: Paradoxically, the two weakest stories are the easiest and the most difficult.

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In this book, several short stories. In reflective, telegraphic prose, Susan Sontag confronts the reader with exposed workings of an impassioned intellect in narratives seamed with many of the themes of her essays—the nature of knowing, our relationship with the past, and.

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Description In eight stories, this singular collection of short fiction written over the course of ten years explores the terrain of modern urban life. 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.

Mar 14, sevdah added it. I really enjoyed this short piece. Sep 19, heather rated it really liked it. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. While I really enjoyed this collection, I found myself bored with some of the stories – namely Baby.


No trivia or quizzes yet. She’s clearly very smart, but this book isn’t as interesting as any one of her essays. View all 5 comments. Jan 09, Clarissa rated it liked it. Short stories written by someone too intelligent to write short stories.