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macrolit · 3 minutes ago
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Emotionally, I wanted to stay. Intellectually, I wanted to leave. As always, I seemed to enjoy punishing myself.
Reborn: Journals and Notebooks, 1947-1963 Susan Sontag
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lestempsdereveur · 48 minutes ago
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All the conditions of modern life—its material plenitude, its sheer crowdedness—conjoin to dull our sensory faculties. And it is in the light of the condition of our senses, our capacities (rather than those of another age), that the task of the critic must be assessed. What is important now is to recover our senses. We must learn to see more, to hear more, to feel more. Our task is not to find the maximum amount of content in a work of art, much less to squeeze more content out of the work than is already there. Our task is to cut back content so that we can see the thing at all.
Susan Sontag, Against Interpretation and Other Essays
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jsandbox · 9 hours ago
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"get up quickly — just switch on the white light of the will"
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soracities · a day ago
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Susan Sontag, "In Plato's Cave", On Photography [transcript in ALT]
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ana-is-losing-her-mind · a day ago
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Why is anyone surprised that bugs bunny is gay when his only survival skill is an array of costuming and character work???
He is literally what Susan Sontag was talking about when she defined camp as the artifice, playfulness, irony and exaggeration
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quotesfrommyreading · 2 days ago
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Illness is the night-side of life, a more onerous citizenship. Everyone who is born holds dual citizenship, in the kingdom of the well and in the kingdom of the sick. Although we all prefer to use only the good passport, sooner or later each of us is obliged, at least for a spell, to identify ourselves as citizens of that other place.
Illness as Metaphor (Susan Sontag)
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aflashbak · 2 days ago
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my-own-zen · 3 days ago
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"Mi biblioteca es un archivo de anhelos". Susan Sontag, Como la conciencia se une a la carne: diarios y cuadernos, 1964 - 1980. Foto: Henri Cartier-Bresson.
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last-picture-show · 3 days ago
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"My library is an archive of longings."
Susan Sontag, As Consciousness is Harnessed to Flesh: Journals and Notebooks, 1964 - 1980
Photo: Henri Cartier-Bresson
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funeral · 4 days ago
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To suffer is one thing; another thing is living with the photographed images of suffering, which does not necessarily strengthen conscience and the ability to be compassionate. It can also corrupt them. Once one has seen such images, one has started down the road of seeing more - and more. Images transfix. Images anesthetize.
Susan Sontag, On Photography
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pastelvvvoid · 5 days ago
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»I discovered that I am tired of being a person. Not just tired of being the person I was, but any person at all. I like watching people, but I don't like talking to them, dealing with them, pleasing them, or offending them. I don't even like talking to the dummy. I am tired. I would like to be a mountain, a tree, a stone. If I am to continue as a person, the life of the solitary derelict is the only one tolerable.«
— Susan Sontag, I, etcetera
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flowerytale · 7 days ago
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Virginia Woolf, from To the Lighthouse Susan Sontag, from Reborn: Early Diaries 1947-1963
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viecome · 8 days ago
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Fotografías. Susan Sontag, Barbara Epstein, Elizabeth Hardwick y Joan Didion
Fotografías. Susan Sontag, Barbara Epstein, Elizabeth Hardwick y Joan Didion
Fotografías. Susan Sontag, Barbara Epstein, Elizabeth Hardwick y Joan Didion, fotografiadas en 1999 en Nueva York por Todd Eberle. (A través de Twiteer. Inés Martín Rodrígo)
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mnic313 · 8 days ago
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“It's so painful to be always at the starting-point.”
— Susan Sontag, from Reborn: Journals & Notebooks 1947-1963
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soracities · 5 days ago
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Susan Sontag, "In Plato's Cave", On Photography [transcript in ALT]
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n0ns3qu1tur · 9 days ago
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"To photograph people is to violate them, by seeing them as they never see themselves, by having knowledge of them that they can never have; it turns people into objects that can be symbolically possessed."
~Susan Sontag, from her book "On Photography"
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intimatum · 11 days ago
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Susan Sontag, As Consciousness Is Harnessed to Flesh: Journals and Notebooks, 1964 - 1980
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