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 strains and files Sontag's evolution from fledgling player within the creative and highbrow international 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 attention is Harnessed to Flesh follows Sontag during the turbulent years of the 1960s—from her journey to Hanoi on the top of the Vietnam struggle to her time making movies in Sweden—up to 1981 and the start of the Reagan period. this is often a useful list of the interior workings of 1 of the main inquisitive and analytical thinkers of the 20 th century on the top of her energy. it's also a awesome rfile of 1 individual's political and ethical awakening.
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Extra resources for As Consciousness Is Harnessed to Flesh: Journals and Notebooks, 1964-1980
Because Arkansas gets more tornadoes than almost any other place in the United States, most people who lived in virtual stick houses like theirs dug a hole in the ground for a storm cellar. Theirs was out in the front yard, and had a little bed and a small table with a coal-oil lantern on it. ” I never found out whether that was true or not. My only other memory of my great-grandfather is that he came to visit me in the hospital when I broke my leg at age five. He held my hand and we posed for a picture.
James Eldridge Cassidy was a slight man, about five eight, but in those years still strong and handsome. I always thought he resembled the actor Randolph Scott. When my grandparents moved from Bodcaw, which had a population of about a hundred, to the metropolis Hope, Papaw worked for an icehouse delivering ice on a horse-drawn wagon. In those days, refrigerators really were iceboxes, cooled by chunks of ice whose size varied according to the size of the appliance. Though he weighed about 150 pounds, my grandfather carried ice blocks that weighed up to a hundred pounds or more, using a pair of hooks to slide them onto his back, which was protected by a large leather flap.
He rented a big house from Uncle Raymond at 1011 Park Avenue, in the east end of town. He led Mother to believe he’d made a good deal for it and had bought the house with his income and hers, but even with their two incomes, and with housing costs a considerably smaller part of the average family’s expenses than now, I can’t see how we could have afforded it. The house was up on a hill; it had two stories, five bedrooms, and a fascinating little ballroom upstairs with a bar on which stood a big rotating cage with two huge dice in it.
As Consciousness Is Harnessed to Flesh: Journals and Notebooks, 1964-1980 by Susan Sontag, David Rieff