Monday, October 26, 2009

Susan Sontag

Taking a break from my prospectus and annotated bibliography--though I know they won't write themselves. Finding myself increasingly in awe of Susan Sontag's utter brilliance. Seems like she was the kind of person who was just *so* intelligent and intense she could pin you right to her chair. She had so many wonderful photographs taken of her, it was hard to choose my favorites. In any event, I completely appreciate the lucid, focused quality of her writing. It's clear and concise, and yet so smart. Most theory I read has to be unpacked and dealt with in a piece by piece way--but I never have to do that kind of legwork with Sontag's writing; yet I certainly come away with lots of ideas.

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