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    Read kindle Sontag Her Life and Work author Benjamin Moser – noapathway.co.uk Sontag Her Life and Work 2019 written by Benjamin Moser totally captures the complexities of this dark literary lady and cultural icon Born Susan Rosenblatt 1933 2004 to Lithuanian Jewish parents Susan and her only son David Rieff would unapologetically change their given family name to Sontag It was impossible to contain Sontag’s genius intellect and persona by the conventions of ordinary lifeThe mother dau

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    Read kindle Sontag Her Life and Work author Benjamin Moser – noapathway.co.uk I found it a little bit odd that some reviewers of the ARC of this book complained that they did not want to waste 700 pages reading about such a difficult person I tend to think of gushing hagiographies of historical figures as being almost as creepy as biographies of high profile villains like Hitler or Napoleon It's far better to read in detail about challenging personalities warts and all and Sontag certainly had

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    Read kindle Sontag Her Life and Work author Benjamin Moser – noapathway.co.uk Sontag Her Life and Work 2019 written by Benjamin Moser totally captures the complexities of this dark literary lady and cultural icon Born Susan Rosenblatt 1933 2004 to Lithuanian Jewish parents Susan and her only son David Rieff would unapologetically change their given family name to Sontag It was impossible

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    Read kindle Sontag Her Life and Work author Benjamin Moser – noapathway.co.uk Well this was fantastic but also too long I guess you are supposed to say she was a complex person blah blah Who isn’t? My main thought while

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    FREE DOWNLOAD Sontag Her Life and Work Read kindle Sontag Her Life and Work author Benjamin Moser – noapathway.co.uk 1030 this biography has inspired me to revisit some of the essays in Where the Stress Falls dismaying There comes a time to put away childish things This is kitsch ‘Culture’ as kitschy Europhilia that’s what Sontag really stood for in the end Long past time to read Pierre BourdieuFrom ‘Waiting for Godot in Sarajevo’ the ultimate ‘I’m not racist but statement’ in highbrow dragEven uite well informed people in the United State

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Rabiosa gWhole time so insecure in her private diaries Such a sad and confused woman She supported Salman Rushdie and soviet poets fleeing their countries which I respect The same Salman later called her a bullying monster Sontag s determination to create an unreliable narrator is so reliable that it becomes tedious there is after all nothing here we relied on to begin with I just do not know where to start in describing Sontag Her Life and Work by Benjamin Moser It is very well researched As the title indicates it covers both her life and her works Her relationships with her mother her sister her one time husband her son her male and female lovers are all explored It took me a while to be drawn in She was both an aesthete and a highbrow intellectual This put me off at the start I like straight talk Initially I found her way of speaking too highfalutin too pretentious Peu peu I began to comprehend her way of being Iot beyond her manner of expressing herself I began to understand the uestions she was asking and what she was searching for The author Sculpting Making a Toddler Doll gives you her words from her journals and the words of both her friends and enemies I began to see how she was thinking At the beginning I was put off by the end I was thoroughly drawn in Both Sontag s positive as well as negative attributes are laid bare I came to care for her This does not mean I like her Does this seem strange Well she is complicated and the book shows this amazingly well The thoughts that twirled through her head are fascinating once Iot beneath the esoteric to what she was driving at The issues she focused upon were important and are still relevant today She changed over time in other ways she didn t change at all I can tell you I love how she searched for the truth At the same time she freuently lied No matter what I say I can say the opposite too She is shown to be weak and strong and so very human Sontag was a fascinating person You don t have to like a person to find them fascinating You don t have to like a person to appreciate the things they have done Admitting she was lesbian was an anathema for her Sexuality is tied to her whole way of being Coming out of the closet isn t an action it is a processThink about these lines All that we have is our opinion Never Soldados del Multiverso: Guerreros del pasado (Guerras del Multiverso n 2) give that away Man is seen Women are looked at Happiness is a trivial subject There is a difference between being and pretending to bebetween being and playing a role Everyone wasreat friends and no one knew anybody The following amused me Susan remarks that she adores receiving On Disgust guests but detests visiting others she adoresiving advice but detests being A Dirty Wedding Night: A Dirty Rockstar Romance Collection (Dirty, Book 2.5) given advice from others Aren t you smiling Are you the same The list can be extended it is never ending Reading about her battles against cancer are excruciating Her engagement in Vietnam and Sarajevo are worthy of the highest praise Her cruelty to friends will make you cringe A second later she puts herself out on the line and helps a friend She was a woman of contradictions Read the book Don t be too hasty in judging it Give it time The audiobook is narrated by Tavia Gilbert She is just not one of my favorite narrators Her tone of voice irritates me She wants to pull listeners over the coals She pushes listeners to feel emotional I feel manipulated when I listen to her but the further Iot the less attention I paid to the narration I had become too involved in Sontag s life story to even bother about the narration Gilbert the narration I had become too involved in Sontag s life story to even bother about the narration Gilbert easy to follow and her French pronunciation is passable Three stars for the narrationSontag Her Life and Work by Benjamin Moser 4 starsThe Volcano Lover A Romance DNF 45 A fascinating subject well served by a highly readable overview One slight problem you can t help but sense Moser picked Sontag not merely for her obvious status as intriguing cultural iconinfluencer and obvious status as intriguing cultural iconinfluencer and but at least partly so he could write a sumptuous takedown Too often this reader felt credit was conferred just prior to another withering knock Sontag as Moser has it was enerous only to people with whom she was casually intimate those close to her Annie Leibovitz her son David who she casually ditched throughout his childhood bore the brunt of what was either a failure to empathise or straight out nastiness There is a little too much indulgence of this strain to render Sontag talented and even indispensable yet ultimately a failed person An obsession with the idea that Sontag projected who she was onto counterparts and subjects of criticism Indignation that she

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in the closet during the days of AIDS when coming out may have helped destigmatise the illness far than an essay derided for not oing far enough There is ultimately a little too shrill a repetition of the biographer s distaste as opposed to clear eyed assessment And Moser it has to be mentioned is subject to many of the criticisms he here levels at Sontag which may well inadvertently reveal some of his motivationYet Moser writes well and you ll come away if dampened by appreciation of her shortcomings in no doubt as to Sontag s achievement and legacy as a fearless and mould breaking intellect She was unconventional tricky her behaviour often impossible to understand She treated people badly But she was a massively important trailblazer who championed and supported countless writers brought hundreds of authors to the attention of a Faja (Naslouchač, grateful readership wrote epochal works that still resound furthered the cause of casually stifled Saul Bellow stopped heretting a Macarthur fellowship she wasn t the only woman he blackballed for reasons that needn t be speculated women intellectuals to an enormous degree There is ultimately just a little too much emphasis on her failings and often too begrudging a testimony as to her achievements You may end up spending wasteful time wonde. Ey to modern culture She was there when the Cuban Revolution began and when the Berlin Wall came down; in Vietnam under American bombardment in wartime Israel in besieged Sarajevo She was in New York when artists tried to resist the tug of money and when many ave in No writer negotiated as many worlds; no serious writer had as many lamorous lovers Sontag tells these stories and examines the work upon which her reputation was based It explores the agonizing insecurity behind the formidable public face the broken relationships the struggles with her sexuality that animated and. Sontag Her Life and Work 2019 written by Benjamin Moser totally captures the complexities of this dark literary lady and cultural icon Born Susan Rosenblatt 1933 2004 to Lithuanian Jewish parents Susan and her only son David Rieff would unapologetically change their Dirty Work given family name to Sontag It was impossible to contain Sontag senius intellect and persona by the conventions of ordinary lifeThe mother daughter dynamic shaped Sontag s character in numerous obvious and subtle ways Sontag adored her beautiful moody temperamental mother Mildred For reasons unknown Mildred declined to share the details of Sontag s father s death with her daughters for several months and seemed to want his memory erased from the family history Moser suggested reasons for this were linked to Mildred s probable alcoholism and substance use though this was never a topic for polite discussion during the time Mildred confessed that although she found her randson David uite charming as a toddler she still didn t like childrenWhile still in high school before her admission to Berkley and the University of Chicago Susan interviewed the notable novelistpoet Thomas Mann several times Sontag was highly respected in college for her intellect and was popular with professors and students alike Sontag studied and wrote about Freud extensively Moser described various parts of Sontag s compartmentalized selfhood the private self the social self and the self of metaphor and mask that was carefully watched and observed closely but at a distance Through the 1970 s many mental health professionals and academics believed homosexuality could be changed at will Sontag had affairs with both men and women and usually declined to share intimate details of her personal life with significant others Judith was shocked to learn her sister had female lovers many years after the factWhen Sontag was 17 she married 28 year old sociology instructor Philip Rieff m1950 59 Mildred typically had little to say about her new son in law The newlywed s celebrated by oing out for burgers Susan is now recognized as the editortrue author of Freud The Mind of a Moralist 1959 Rieff reluctantly added Sontag s name as the co author in later editions of the book and never produced another book of similar uality Susan eventually insisted on the freedom that only a divorce could provide and promptly elected to travel abroad leaving David in the care of domestic staff Rieff didn t take Sontag s departure as easily as she had hoped For a period of time he stalked her and accused her of being an unfit mother Sontag feared she would lose custody of David After decades and marriage to his second wife Rieff claimed Susan was indeed the love of his lifeSontag identified simply as a writer If she had come out of the closet or identified as a feminist she would have The Mount Shasta Mission gained legions of support from theay community and additional popular women s organizations and forums Moser observed that Sontag wouldn t have been as renowned and her work would have had less of an impact on all social and cultural levels had she publically identified as a lesbian or feminist author and noted the example of the authorpoet Adrienne Rich 1929 2012 to support his point of view By 1964 when Sontag taught at Colombia the numbers of Jewish students admitted to prestigious colleges and universities soared to 65% when discriminatory practices against them ended While Sontag was from sunny California most of her friends colleagues and other associates were from New York these Jewish intellectuals invented the Little Darlings genre of Literary Criticism Sontag s loyal friend Roger Strauss founder of FSG Publishing printed all of her books Strauss and Sontag helped launch the careers of many new writers throughenerous support and mentorshipIn the declining years of her life Sontag was surprisingly cognizant and energetic sitting up in her hospital bed reading the paper and having up in her hospital bed reading the paper and having final word about her care Sontag s long term partner the iconic celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz flew her to Seattle for treatment at the Fred Hutchinson s Cancer Care Center Moser didn t seem to uncover many new details other than what is already on record of their relationship nor is it surprising that Leibovitz would chose to document her relationship with Sontag and conseuently Sontag s drastic decline from cancer in her pictorial volume A Photographers Life 1990 2005 2006 The photographs are stunning though many critics have deemed some the photographs of Sontag in poor taste Whether Sontag was writing about Vietnam during her stay in Hanoi in the 1960 S Or War Torn or war torn in the 1990 s or 911 she was always one step ahead of her time and Sontag s life and times are covered exceptionally well in the 832 pages of this book With thanks and appreciation to HarperCollins for the DDC for the purpose of review Sontag Her Life and Work 2019 Written By Benjamin Moser Totally Captures The Complexities Of written by Benjamin Moser totally captures the complexities of dark literary lady and cultural icon Born Susan Rosenblatt 1933 2004 to Lithuanian Jewish parents Susan and her only son David Rieff would unapologetically change their Greenwich given family name to Sontag It was impossible to contain Sontag senius intellect and persona by the conventions of ordinary lifeThe mother daughter dynamic shaped Sontag s character in numerous obvious and subtle ways Sontag adored her beautiful moody temperamental Well this was fantastic but also too long I uess you are supposed to say she was a complex person blah blah Who isn t My main thought while reading it what a nasty woman I pity her and also I would have never wanted to be in one room with her She is so obnoxious Her fear to be alone to be authentic to be happy She was such a manipulative mother judgmental hostile and elitist with a superiority complex with others and this. The definitive portrait of one of the American Century’s most towering intellectuals her writing and her radical thought her public activism and her hidden private faceNo writer is as emblematic of the American twentieth century as Susan Sontag Mythologized and misunderstood lauded and loathed a irl from the suburbs who became a proud symbol of cosmopolitanism Sontag left a legacy of writing on art and politics feminism and homosexuality celebrity and style medicine and drugs radicalism and Fascism and Freudianism and Communism and Americanism that forms an indispensable Sontag Her Life and Work

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Ring about Moser s agenda as opposed to delighting in his fascinating uniue contradictory subject and that s a shame A wonderful book Moser shows patience love intelligence and Your Name Here goodwill toward his subject Susan Sontag Most books I read on Sontag are by people who knew her personally and their books read like a revenge on her While reading Moser s book I never thought about the biographer He kept himself resolutely out of the book His focus remains on Sontag s life and her work I enjoyed reading Moser s take about Sontag s essays and her fiction and how her work intersect with the works of other authors Usually I prefer books no longer than 250 300 pages so reading this one is an exception A nice one Exhaustive in detail Sontag meticulously charts the life and career of the famous essayist Across four wide ranging parts Moser considers how Sontag transformed from a would be academic with modest origins into an internationally recognized icon of Manhattanite sophistication Everything fans of the writer would want to know is here from facts about her traumatic upbringing and her coming of age to information about the composition of her major books and her political activism But the analysis is shallow Rather reductively Moser examines all of Sontag s life through the lens of her fraught relationship with her alcoholic mother he ignores or chastises as immature her most radical writings and intriguing stances and he pays scant attention to historical context and the tradition the writer worked within instead myopically focusing on the drama of her personal relationships I found it a little bit odd that some reviewers of the ARC of this book complained that they did not want to waste 70 Susan was beyond all else an example She was an avatar of erudition and high purpose that we didn t have in American letters in the twentieth century The closest comparable know it all is Harold Bloom but he s a traditionalist Susan was interested in the bleeding edge of culture the difficult stuff that demanded the most of us Why did she never write on Straub Huillet She must have known that workMoser who seems to be part of this fellowship diagnoses Susan as an Adult Child of Alcoholics He also makes a lot of hay out of Susan s not wanting to come out which in 2019 makes a little sense in that she didn t wanted to be affixed with an ID card from Team Lesbian I suspect our current identity politics would have nauseated her There are some specious claims within such as her having balled Bobby Kennedy and Warren Beatty both of which I find REALLY hard to believe A tale of Warren s calling Susan day and night is just pure silliness And there is a lot of evidence of Sudan the bad parent though she clearly loved her kid One particularly shocking moment features her taking off on a vacation abroad with airlfriend at the moment her son Mate Me [If You May] (The Millennium Wolves, goes into the hospital for cancer surgery What do we learn about this proteanenius this woman of infinite appetites She didn t like to bathe she ate ross food and she was so mean to people that by the 90smaybe even the 80sshe had driven everyone away I must say I came away from Moser s wonderfully written sober practical and engaging biography withif not as much love for Susan as ever She was the person I wanted to be as a child the urban sophisticate who is the ultimate Cocteau like wanted to be as a child the urban sophisticate who is the ultimate Cocteau like and is right at the epicenter of the culture in every imaginable arena We live to be sure in a post Sontagian culture But does she not ive us in this haplessly fallen world something to aspire toward 1030 this biography has inspired me to revisit some of the essays in Where the Stress Falls dismaying There comes a time to put away childish things This is kitsch Culture as kitschy Europhilia that s what Sontag really stood for in the end Long past time to read Pierre BourdieuFrom Waiting for Godot in Sarajevo the ultimate I m not racist but statement in highbrow DragEven Uite Well Informed People In The uite well informed people in the States and in Europe seem enuinely surprised when I mention that until the siege began a middle class Sarajevan was far likely to o to Vienna to the opera than to Fucking Trans Women go down the street to a mosue I make this point not to suggest that the lives of non religious urban Europeans are intrinsically valuable than the lives of the devout of Tehran or Baghdad or Damascus She defends the dignity of Muslim lives in Bosnia by suggesting they re not actually Muslims because uh they like opera If you can read the above without cringing you need to spend time in sports bars or maybe a mosue just a few days ago I felt somewhat differentlyI believe I ve read every Sontag book published in her life plus the two volumes of journals that came out posthumously But of course the real point of reading Susan Sontag wasn t reading her own books so much as reading all the books she recommends written by other people not to mention seeing all those movies she lists I owe a huge part of my reading life andeneral cultural education to Susan Sontag I m sure a lot of people on this site would say the same thing She s still the patron saint of self serious I refuse to say pretentious autodidacts Years before this biography Sontag had already been demystified by the revelations of her journals as well as a string of extremely unflattering sometimes hilarious memoirs by people who knew her Personally I like to think I rew out of my Sontag phase long ago and yet there is something permanently beguiling about her or at least the idea of herI was hoping Benjamin Moser s biography would let me decide once and for all what I think of her Well it s an excellent book but it didn t do that It seems undeniable Sontag could be a deeply loathsome person but still there was something in that pose that wasn t just a pose A seriousness worth taking 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Undermined her writing And it shows her attempts to respond to the cruelties and absurdities of a country that had lost its way and her conviction that fidelity to high culture was an activism of its own Utilizing hundreds of interviews conducted from Maui to Stockholm and from London to Sarajevo and featuring nearly one hundred images Sontag is the first book based on the writer’s restricted archives and on access to many people who have never before spoken about Sontag including Annie Leibovitz It is a definitive portrait a reat American novel in the form of a biography. ,