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Reborn: Early Diaries 1947-1963

Reborn: Early Diaries 1947-1963

Author: Susan Sontag; David Rieff (Preface by)
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'I intend to do everything . . . I shall anticipate pleasure everywhere and find it too, for it is everywhere! I shall involve myself wholly . . . everything matters!'

This first selection from Susan Sontag's diaries (from 1947 - 1963) takes us from early adolescence though to when Sontag was in her early thirties. It is an astonishingly affecting and honest self-portrait which is also a fascinating, revealing account of an artist and critic being born. We see Sontag honing her skills and fashioning herself, by a supreme act of will, into an intellectual force.

'Inspirational. Sontag shows us not just the importance, but the exhilaration of being earnest'
New Statesman

'One can feel Sontag's mind beginning to ripen and bloom, and the full force of the intellectual originality that would be her hallmark emerging'

'A fascinating document of her apprenticeship, charting her earnest quest for education, identity and voice. Reborn is overwhelmingly a record of an inner landscape'
New York Review of Books

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  • : 9780141045191
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : November 2009
  • : books

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  • : Susan Sontag; David Rieff (Preface by)
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 336