Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Reborn: Journals and Notebooks, 1947-1963 by Susan Sontag

Reading this book makes you feel somewhat like a voyeur. Here you will discover the private thoughts and fragments of Susan Sontag's amazingly creative and scholarly mind from her undergraduate years at UC Berkeley to graduate school and to her involvment in the cultural world of New York City. The journals and notebooks, edited by Sontag's son David Rieff, contain her reflections on her personal life, including her marriage and its decline, her son, and her first sexual relationships with women. I found her lists of books to read and lists of films viewed simply poetic.

Leatherby Libraries Call Number: PS3569.O6547 Z477 2008
2nd Floor Humanities Library
Review submitted by: Stacy Russo, Chair of Public Services, Leatherby Libraries
Rating: Highly Recommended

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