Posts Tagged ‘ Sontag ’

Under the Sign of Sappho – bookforum.com / current issue

“MY DESIRE TO WRITE is connected with my homosexuality. I need the identity as a weapon, to match the weapon that society has against me,” Sontag wrote on December 24, 1959, the year she divorced Philip Rieff, whom she married when she was seventeen, in 1950, and whom she identifies in this same entry as her “enemy.” She ends that day’s observations with this: “Being queer makes me feel more vulnerable. It increases my wish to hide, to be invisible—which I’ve always felt anyway.”

Source: Under the Sign of Sappho – bookforum.com / current issue

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Reading Susan Sontag in Paris | Literary Hub

She writes in “Against Interpretation,” “Conversely, it is the habit of approaching works of art in order to interpret them that sustains this fancy that there really is such a thing as the content of a work of art.”

Source: Reading Susan Sontag in Paris | Literary Hub

“What is important now is to recover our senses. We must learn to see more, to hear more, to feel more.”  ~ Susan Sontag, by way of Alex Dimitrov

‎”Defending the senses, he never betrayed the mind.”  ~ Susan Sontag on Roland Barthes