By Susan Sontag, David Rieff
This, the second one of 3 volumes of Susan Sontag's journals and notebooks, starts the place the 1st quantity left off, in the midst of the Sixties. It strains and records Sontag's evolution from fledgling player within the creative and highbrow global of recent York urban to world-renowned critic and dominant strength on the planet of principles with the e-book of the groundbreaking Against Interpretation in 1966.
As attention is Harnessed to Flesh follows Sontag during the turbulent years of the 1960s—from her journey to Hanoi on the height of the Vietnam conflict to her time making movies in Sweden—up to 1981 and the start of the Reagan period. this is often a useful list of the interior workings of 1 of the main inquisitive and analytical thinkers of the 20 th century on the peak of her strength. it's also a extraordinary record of 1 individual's political and ethical awakening.
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Extra info for As Consciousness Is Harnessed to Flesh: Journals and Notebooks, 1964-1980
While fucking as fairy intercourse heals the wounds of having been fucked over — and being fucked over happens to all action heroes — making love covers all the territory where bodies touch in gracious union. Hyperreal details are what I most remembered when I awoke from the dream series starring Mel. He and I were . . making love? Eventually fucking? Perhaps the precise language of love eluded me because of my freshly named gender conﬁguration. Yet fucking is part of every gender’s skills and talents.
The student and I left campus in my car for lunch. We were hungry and our date was at noon. He suggested that we go to a restaurant that has excellent sandwiches. I’d never been there and asked him if it served chocolate malts. “They’re very hard to come by these days,” I said. Then I told him about my memory of chocolate malts on family vacations when I was a girl. On long car trips I loved stopping for lunch and getting my standby: a cheeseburger, fries, and a chocolate malt. I kept the account of my lifetime passion for chocolate malts brief because its intimacy embarrassed me.
In fairyland? I looked at a picture of me alone, walking, staring down, and happily noticed that the contour of my face, cheek to chin, was the same as Mom’s. Ren’s partner sent three series of pictures: the beach, Ravinia Park — at the southern end of Highland Park — and Chicago near our hotel on Michigan Avenue across from Grant Park. Parks and more parks. Parks ease the heart. Flowers and more ﬂowers — patches of reds, lavenders, sages, and yellows — compose the main subject of the Ravinia photos.
As Consciousness Is Harnessed to Flesh: Journals and Notebooks, 1964-1980 by Susan Sontag, David Rieff