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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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Or the last story, which is something like a Q and A, only it’s series of linguistic prompts, like shsan the phrase, all about travel. I hadn’t realized how near their territories were to each other. I wanted to like these; I generally like stories that take on strange shapes or that rise out of novel rhetorical situations.

Review quote These short stories establish Sontag’s originality. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Don’t know if I will ever finish it though Not my cup of tea.

There was a problem adding your email address. Jun 26, Vicky rated it liked it Shelves: I have a very smart staff member who has been on a Sontag kick lately, so I finally buckled under the pressure and ordered some of her books.

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I, etcetera by Susan Sontag

I think this is the second time I’ve sobtag let down by Sontag’s fiction. Why have I avoided her fiction for so long!


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

Dec 28, Michal Tallo rated it it was amazing. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. To ask other readers questions about I, etceteraplease sign up. Refresh and try again. I want to be intrigued, entertained and moved Trivia About I, etcetera.

In she was awarded the Jerusalem Prize for the body of her work. 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.

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However, “Debriefing,” a gallery of despair, Manhattan-style, successfully mixes autobiographical immediacy with social essaying. Please provide an email address. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Lists with This Book. 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.

May 07, Tara rated it really liked it. Be the first to discover new talent! Paperbackpages. Theses stories are like a confused, emotional part of herself, one that she takes and uses creatively and seems at ease with at least on the page. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I know I’m supposed to love Susan, and I do However, by the end I was feeling underwhelmed again. Then, the rest except maybe the last one were well written, I guess, but sorta made me uncomfortable.


The short stories are more like notes, often jotted down without a logical or chronological order, which makes the reading much heavier and less enjoyable. I just have to find the right Sontag fit for me.

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Some of the stories were also just plain good. The Best Books of Among other things, it’s Stories 1.

I, ETCETERA by Susan Sontag | Kirkus Reviews

Even when you’re trying to rethink the narrative, you’ve got to consider your audience. I have never read Sontag’s fiction before this and it struck me as more revelatory than her criticism. While I really enjoyed this collection, I found myself bored with some of the sonttag – namely Baby. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide.

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Diciamo, anzitutto, che i raccontini sono presuntuosi. The short stories didn’t really work for me. Instead, they felt static– what development there was was mostly a development of the reader’s comprehension of what was happening.

Published March 6th etcetea Picador first published But she could do better. Oct 21, Amy rated it liked it Shelves: She’s clearly very smart, but this book isn’t as interesting as any one of her essays. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I will be reading more of hers, for sure.