By Susan Sontag, David Rieff
This, the second one of 3 volumes of Susan Sontag's journals and notebooks, starts the place the 1st quantity left off, in the course of the Sixties. It strains and records Sontag's evolution from fledgling player within the creative and highbrow global of latest York urban to world-renowned critic and dominant strength on the planet of rules with the ebook of the groundbreaking Against Interpretation in 1966.
As awareness is Harnessed to Flesh follows Sontag throughout the turbulent years of the 1960s—from her journey to Hanoi on the height of the Vietnam struggle to her time making motion pictures in Sweden—up to 1981 and the start of the Reagan period. this is often a useful checklist of the interior workings of 1 of the main inquisitive and analytical thinkers of the 20th century on the peak of her energy. it's also a outstanding record of 1 individual's political and ethical awakening.
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In its own way, the house was as horsey as Jane’s, but at a higher, wealthier level: wonderful paintings of horses, including a few by George Stubbs himself, bronzes of horses from every era, shelf after shelf of gleaming polo trophies, some of them works of art in themselves. There was a pianist at the big white Steinway grand playing tunes from Cole Porter, Noel Coward, and Rogers and Hart, while the butler circulated through the room reﬁlling people’s glasses. It was all like stepping back into the 1920s.
That’s what I said to him. ” She paused. ” “Up to a point. ” I knew better than to put the blame on Black Jack. You can’t criticize the horse somebody has lent you—it just isn’t done. Jane chuckled. “Nobody’s done that in years,” she said. ” “Aye, that he did,” Thady said contentedly. “I told him that’s what happens when you get a real daredevil in the hunt ﬁeld. ” He sipped his tea, into which Jane had poured a generous shot of Irish whiskey. ” The same thought had occurred to me, which perhaps explains why I never repeated the experience.
I gave a sigh of relief as we turned off the main road into a narrower, 38 Horse People but quieter, dirt one, then, after what seemed like a long time, onto the gravel of a driveway that took us around the side of a magniﬁcent old brick mansion to a vast expanse of lawn, on which I saw two or three dozen more horses and riders, mixed in with a lot of well-dressed people on foot—for foxhunting is as much a social occasion as a sport, in which seeing who is there and being seen are perhaps more important to most people than killing a fox.
As Consciousness Is Harnessed to Flesh: Journals and Notebooks, 1964-1980 by Susan Sontag, David Rieff