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|
|full_title||reborn journals and notebooks 1947 1963|
|author||Sontag, Susan, 1933-2004.|
|detailed_location_arlington||Central Adult Nonfiction|
|item_details||ils:.b13085700|.i13798157|Central Adult Nonfiction|818 SONTA|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Feb 12, 2018|can|||
|owning_library_arlington||Arlington Public Library, Aurora Hills, Central, Cherrydale, Columbia Pike, Connection Crystal City, Detention Center, Glencarlyn, Local History, Plaza, Shirlington, Westover|
|record_details||ils:.b13085700|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Farrar, Straus and Giroux,|2008.|xiv, 318 p. ; 22 cm.|
|scoping_details_arlington||ils:.b13085700|.i13798157|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999||||
|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|