Friday, July 08, 2011

Things Susan Sontag did not Approve of

What demon impels me to read stuff about Susan Sontag?
Here are a few of the things Sontag did not approve of: writer's colonies, the countryside ... Hawaii, carrying a purse, squeamishness, baby talk, women with menstrual complaints, feminists who complained about being underrepresented in the arts, wives, couples, other people's depression, other people's parenting, tears, American education, and American culture in general.
--Cathleen Schine, "A Different Susan," New York Review of Books, July 14, 2011.
[Though what is "different" remains undisclosed.] 

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