Reborn: journals and notebooks, 1947-1963
"I intend to do everything...to have one way of evaluating experience—does it cause me pleasure or pain, and I shall be very cautious about rejecting the painful—I shall anticipate pleasure everywhere and find it too, for it is everywhere! I shall involve myself wholly...everything matters!"
So wrote Susan Sontag in May 1949 at the age of sixteen. This, the first of three volumes of her journals and notebooks, presents a constantly and utterly surprising record of a great mind in incubation. It begins with journal entries and early attempts at fiction from her years as a university and graduate student, and ends in 1964, when she was becoming a participant in and observer of the artistic and intellectual life of New York City.
Reborn is a kaleidoscopic self-portrait of one of America's greatest writers and intellectuals, teeming with Sontag's voracious curiosity and appetite for life. We watch the young Sontag's complex self-awareness, share in her encounters with the writers who informed her thinking, and engage with the profound challenge of writing itself—all filtered through the inimitable detail of everyday circumstance.
|Grouped Work ID||699c57d4-89d3-f9e4-81af-626c70ca6b9b|
|Grouping Title||reborn journals and notebooks 1947 1963|
|Grouping Author||sontag susan|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-12-23 16:11:46PM|
|Last Indexed||2020-02-27 04:44:51AM|
|author||Sontag, Susan, 1933-2004.|
|detailed_location_arlington||Central Adult Nonfiction|
|owning_library_arlington||Arlington Public Library|
Connection Crystal City
|subject_facet||Authors, American -- 20th century -- Diaries|
Women and literature -- United States -- History -- 20th century
|title_display||Reborn : journals and notebooks, 1947-1963|
|title_full||Reborn : journals and notebooks, 1947-1963 / Susan Sontag ; edited by David Rieff|
|title_sub||journals and notebooks, 1947-1963|