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!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Après mai

One of my biggest regrets was missing the Olivier Assayas newie at TIFF. One of my all time fave directors, I definitely am excited for this take on the French 60s from him, looks like lots of shades of Bresson as well, which is never a bad thing!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Losing You

On repeat - couldn't be more glad Solange has finally come through with the jams to rival her sis!