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 course of the Nineteen Sixties. It lines and files Sontag's evolution from fledgling player within the inventive and highbrow global of latest York urban to world-renowned critic and dominant strength on the planet of principles with the ebook of the groundbreaking Against Interpretation in 1966.
As recognition is Harnessed to Flesh follows Sontag throughout the turbulent years of the 1960s—from her journey to Hanoi on the height of the Vietnam struggle to her time making motion pictures in Sweden—up to 1981 and the start of the Reagan period. this can be a useful checklist of the internal workings of 1 of the main inquisitive and analytical thinkers of the 20th century on the peak of her energy. it's also a extraordinary record of 1 individual's political and ethical awakening.
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Billie looked tired but exhilarated. I asked her to recite the parts they had worked on after I'd left. What we heard - from the section ITrailing her feet in the water like a child ... ' down to INo sound ... There's love for you ... Compared to us ... Compared to Him ... ' - was a voice which no longer seemed that of a woman, but rather of waves beating against the shore, something that was part of nature, rising, falling, murmuring. We heard shingles in the shshshs, the swish of water, rocks, the pull of the tide, a rumble, Billie's arms lifting and turning as though she were thrashing in the water, ourselves on the shore, overwhelmed.
That's not an excuse, and what would we do without our problems? Working? Not yet, after Dublin I hope. To try to tell one more time what it is to have been. Weather fine - mist and sun. I will calm down by and by. Suzanne is right, it's better to make do with what we have. No news from London. The smog must have discouraged the last enthusiasts left. Bon courage. Work. If you're broke don't hesitate to ask, that would be too silly. As ever yours and see you next week. Sam RECITATION Beckett held ilie idea of the 'professional' poet in abhorrence.
And so could send it to Sam from Israel. 16 Sam, Anne and Alba atA:s opening, Centre National d'Art Contemporain, Paris, 8 December 1970. Photo © Andre Morain. 17 Sam and Alba, Ussy-sur-Marne, August 1969. When she had trouble falling asleep, as many three-monthold infants do, we used to put Alba's cradle near the drawing board posed on a trestle on which we ate. ' Sam had a magical touch with children. He never patronized or talked down to them, never criticized or baby-talked, but was always completely natural, talking about cricket matches, swimming, homework, teachers, with the same complicity and empathy he evinced towards old friends.