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By Sontag, Susan; Dilonardo, Paolo; Jump, Anne

ISBN-10: 0374100721

ISBN-13: 9780374100728

Sontag's incisive intelligence, expressive brilliance, and deep interest approximately artwork, politics, and the writer's accountability to undergo witness have secured her position as some of the most vital thinkers and writers of the 20th century. This assortment gathers 16 essays and addresses written within the final years of Sontag's existence, while her paintings used to be being commemorated at the overseas degree, which consider the Read more...

summary: Sontag's incisive intelligence, expressive brilliance, and deep interest approximately artwork, politics, and the writer's accountability to undergo witness have secured her position as essentially the most vital thinkers and writers of the 20 th century. This assortment gathers 16 essays and addresses written within the final years of Sontag's existence, whilst her paintings was once being venerated at the foreign degree, which think about the in my view freeing nature of literature, her inner most dedication, and on political activism and resistance to injustice as a moral responsibility. She considers the works of writers, from the little-known Soviet novelist Leonid Tsypkin, who struggled and finally succeeded in publishing his merely ebook days ahead of his loss of life; to the greats, equivalent to Nadine Gordimer, who amplify our capability for ethical judgment. Sontag additionally fearlessly addresses the dilemmas of post-9/11 the United States, from the degradation of our political rhetoric to the appalling torture of prisoners in Abu Ghraib.--From writer description

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The fever of jealousy. The penitential fevers. The fear … The principal intensity depicted in Tsypkin’s fictional re-creation of Dostoyevsky’s life is not gambling, not writing, not Christing. It is the searing, generous absoluteness (which is not to pronounce on the satisfactoriness) of conjugal love. Who will forget the image of the couple’s lovemaking as swimming? Anna’s all-forgiving but always dignified love for Fedya rhymes with the love of literature’s disciple, Tsypkin, for Dostoyevsky.

Silence should be full. Silence that now has the name of death seems too great a diminishment. So the correspondence has to continue. Tsvetayeva writes a letter to Rilke a few days after being told he has died at the end of December, and addresses a long prose ode to him (“Your Death”) the following year. The manuscript of Safe Conduct, which Pasternak completes almost five years after Rilke’s death, ends with a letter to Rilke. ”) Leading the reader through a labyrinth of elliptical memoiristic prose to the core of the poet’s inwardness, Safe Conduct is written under the sign of Rilke and, if only unconsciously, in competition with Rilke, being an attempt to match if not surpass The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge (1910), Rilke’s supreme achievement in prose.

We are surely more comfortable with the paean to love as rebirth and self-transformation sung by Ariadne and Bacchus than with the upsurges of amorous feeling declared by the three poets. And these letters are not concluding duos. They are duos trying, and eventually failing, to be trios. What kind of possession of each other do the poets expect? How consuming and how exclusive is this kind of love? The correspondence has begun, with Pasternak’s father as the intermediary, between Rilke and Pasternak.

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