Monday, October 8, 2012

"Among her favorite words: servile, boring, exemplary, serious, grotesque."

I thought I'd already posted the pictures of Susan Sontag who I love more as a person, than I love her writing, and I love her writing. After FINALLY reading the wonderful book on Sontag Sempre Susan, I'm more in love with her than ever. I especially love her conviction in eschewing likability for purity of spirit and authenticity. Also Sigrid Nunez is an amazingly fluid writer, reading her is like wandering around your own thoughts. My terrible habit of underlining ridiculous passages that I will possibly regret later has returned with vengeance!

I can't recommend this book enough, I truly luff it, and 2 f's are perhaps not enough. Also, I've started reading again, will wonders never cease? It could be my new job, and the fact that every time I secure a permanent position my life takes a contemplative and monastic turn. We'll see.

Also in other news - Agnes Varda and Susan Sontag together? I die!

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