This is an invaluable record of the inner workings of one of the most inquisitive and analytical thinkers of the twentieth century at the height of her power.
Author: Susan Sontag
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This, the second of three volumes of Susan Sontag's journals and notebooks, begins where the first volume left off, in the middle of the 1960s. It traces and documents Sontag's evolution from fledgling participant in the artistic and intellectual world of New York City to world-renowned critic and dominant force in the world of ideas with the publication of the groundbreaking Against Interpretation in 1966. As Consciousness is Harnessed to Flesh follows Sontag through the turbulent years of the 1960s—from her trip to Hanoi at the peak of the Vietnam War to her time making films in Sweden—up to 1981 and the beginning of the Reagan era. This is an invaluable record of the inner workings of one of the most inquisitive and analytical thinkers of the twentieth century at the height of her power. It is also a remarkable document of one individual's political and moral awakening.
Inspired, vigorous and enlightening, the collection includes lucid discussions of the intersection between film and literature; in-depth studies of films and directors; and other such delightful and illuminating fragments as a list of ...
Author: Susan Sontag
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
Category: Motion pictures
Widely regarded as one of America's most important contemporary thinkers, Susan Sontag had a particular gift for reflecting on the meaning and influence of the visual, and On Photography became a seminal work for all those concerned with the interplay of images with the world.Now, more than thirty years after On Photography was first published, comes Sontag on Film: a collection of her writings and musings on films and cinema, gathered together here for the very first time by critic David Thomson and producer Tom Luddy. Inspired, vigorous and enlightening, the collection includes lucid discussions of the intersection between film and literature; in-depth studies of films and directors; and other such delightful and illuminating fragments as a list of Sontag's top-ten films taken from a 1982 issue of Sight and Sound.Sontag on Film is set to become a key work on the importance and significance of cinema in the modern world.Praise for Susan Sontag:'What ultimately matters about Sontag . . . is what she has defended: the life of the mind, and the necessity for reading and writing as "a way of being fully human"' Hilary Mantel, Los Angeles Times Book Review'Intellectually and imaginatively gifted to an extraordinary degree, she used her fearless intelligence to illuminate some of the deepest contradictions of contemporary life' John Gray, New Statesman'Complex and contradictory . . . one of America's greatest public intellectuals' ObserverSusan Sontag's books include four novels and numerous works of non fiction, among them Regarding the Pain of Others, On Photography, Illness as Metaphor, At the Same Time and Against Interpretation and Other Essays. Two volumes of her diaries, Reborn and As Consciousness is Harnessed to Flesh, are also available from Hamish Hamilton/ Penguin.
Susan Sontag, As Consciousness Is Harnessed to Flesh: Journals and
Notebooks, 1964–1980, ed. David Rieff (New York: Farrar Straus and Giroux,
2012), 268, bracketed insertion in the original. Toni Morrison, Beloved (New York
: Penguin ...
Author: Diane Enns
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Intimate love opens us up to suffering, sacrifice, and loss. Is it always worth the risk? Consulting philosophers, writers, and poets who draw insights from material life, Diane Enns shines a light on the limits of erotic love, exploring its paradoxes through personal and philosophical reflections. Situating experience at the center of her inquiry, Enns conducts philosophy "by another name," elaborating the ambiguities and risks of love with visceral clarity. Love in the Dark claims that intimacy must accept risk as long as love does not destroy the self. Erotic love inspires an inexplicable affirmation of another but can erode autonomy and vulnerability. There is a limit to love, and appreciating it requires a rethinking of love's liberal paradigms, which Enns traces back to the hostility toward the body and eros in Christianity and the Western philosophical tradition. Against a legacy of an abstract and sanitized love, Enns recasts erotic attachment as an event linked to conditional circumstances. The value of love lies in its intensity and depth, and its end does not negate love's truth or significance. Writing in a lyrical, genre-defying style, Enns delineates the paradoxes of love in its relations to lust, abuse, suffering, and grief to reach an account faithful to human experience.
Author: Jerome Boyd MaunsellPublish On: 2014-04-15
Jerome Boyd Maunsell. 1 Susan Sontag, Against Interpretation (London, 2001), p
. 11. 2 Susan Sontag, As Consciousness is Harnessed to Flesh: Diaries, 1964–
1980, ed. David Rieff (London, 2012), p. 254. 3 Susan Sontag, 'The Aesthetics of
Author: Jerome Boyd Maunsell
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
“My idea of a writer: someone interested in ‘everything.’” This declaration by Susan Sontag (1933–2004) seemed to reflect her own life as an essayist, diarist, filmmaker, playwright, and novelist writing on a startling range of topics—from literature, dance, film, and painting to cancer, AIDS, and the ethics of war reportage. For many critics, her work captures the twentieth-century world better than almost any other. In this new biography, Jerome Boyd Maunsell draws on Sontag’s extensive diaries to offer a far more intimate portrait than ever before of her struggles in love, marriage, motherhood, and writing. Exploring the astonishing scope of Sontag’s life and work, Maunsell traces her growth during her intellectual career at Chicago, Oxford, and the Sorbonne. He discusses her short-lived marriage to Philip Rieff at seventeen, the birth of her son, and her subsequent relationships with women. As Maunsell follows the extraordinary arc of her life, he delves into her literary life in New York in the 1960s; travels with her to Hanoi, Cuba, and China; and surveys her work in Sweden and France in the 1970s, where she turned to filmmaking. Maunsell concludes by examining her miraculous rebirth as a novelist and critic in the 1980s and ’90s after her diagnosis with cancer in the mid-1970s. Providing a full picture of Sontag as a private person and public figure, this concise biography casts new light on this pivotal figure in literary and cultural history.
[In a journal entry dated August 20, 1978, in Sontag's As Consciousness Is Harnessed to Flesh: Journals and Notebooks, 1964–1980, she proposes “An
Ideal Story Anthology” that includes works such as Robert Walser's “Kleist in
Thun,” Italo ...
Author: Jonathan Cott
Publisher: Yale University Press
Category: Literary Collections
The candid and far-reaching interview with the public intellectual and author of Illness as Metaphor, conducted in 1978 Paris and New York. Over the summer and fall of 1978, Susan Sontag engaged in a series of deeply stimulating, provocative and intimate conversations with Jonathan Cott of Rolling Stone magazine. While the printed interview was extensive, it covered only a third of their twelve hours of discussion. Now, for the first time, the entire transcript of Sontag’s remarkable conversation is available in book form, accompanied by Cott’s preface and recollections. An acclaimed author of novels and essays, a renowned cultural critic and radical anti-war activist, Sontag was at the height of her powers in the late 1970s. Her musings and observations in this interview reveal the breadth and depth of her critical intelligence and curiosities at the time. These hours of conversation offer a revelatory and indispensable look at the self-described "besotted aesthete" and "obsessed moralist."
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Author: Zach Gemignani
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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And all the while, the diagnostic sense was working as she kept her eyes on the
half-submerged face, as she felt the cold flesh of his outstretched hand. Yes ...
How many minutes did she have at this temperature before she lost consciousness? But she had him harnessed to the boat now as surely as she
Author: Anne Rice
Publisher: Ballantine Books
From the author of the extraordinary Vampire Chronicles comes a huge, hypnotic novel of witchcraft and the occult through four centuries. Demonstrating, once again, her gift for spellbinding storytelling and the creation of legend, Anne Rice makes real for us a great dynasty of witches--a family given to poetry and to incest, to murder and to philosophy; a family that, over the ages, is itself haunted by a powerful, dangerous, and seductive being. On the veranda of a great New Orleans house, now faded, a mute and fragile woman sits rocking . . . and The Witching Hour begins. It begins in our time with a rescue at sea. Rowan Mayfair, a beautiful woman, a brilliant practitioner of neurosurgery--aware that she has special powers but unaware that she comes from an ancient line of witches--finds the drowned body of a man off the coast of California and brings him to life. He is Michael Curry, who was born in New Orleans and orphaned in childhood by fire on Christmas Eve, who pulled himself up from poverty, and who now, in his brief interval of death, has acquired a sensory power that mystifies and frightens him. As these two, fiercely drawn to each other, fall in love and--in passionate alliance--set out to solve the mystery of her past and his unwelcome gift, the novel moves backward and forward in time from today's New Orleans and San Francisco to long-ago Amsterdam and a château in the France of Louis XIV. An intricate tale of evil unfolds--an evil unleashed in seventeenth-century Scotland, where the first "witch," Suzanne of the Mayfair, conjures up the spirit she names Lasher . . . a creation that spells her own destruction and torments each of her descendants in turn. From the coffee plantations of Port au Prince, where the great Mayfair fortune is made and the legacy of their dark power is almost destroyed, to Civil War New Orleans, as Julien--the clan's only male to be endowed with occult powers--provides for the dynasty its foothold in America, the dark, luminous story encompasses dramas of seduction and death, episodes of tenderness and healing. And always--through peril and escape, tension and release--there swirl around us the echoes of eternal war: innocence versus the corruption of the spirit, sanity against madness, life against death. With a dreamlike power, the novel draws us, through circuitous, twilight paths, to the present and Rowan's increasingly inspired and risky moves in the merciless game that binds her to her heritage. And in New Orleans, on Christmas Eve, this strangest of family sagas is brought to its startling climax.
... 1947–1963, Susan Sontag As Consciousness Is Harnessed to Flesh:
Notebooks and Journals, 1964–1980, Susan Sontag The Collected Works of Billy
the Kid, Michael Ondaatje Relocated: Twenty Sculptures by Isamu Noguchi from
Author: Valeria Luiselli
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
SHORTLISTED FOR THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE 2020 LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019 LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2019 The moving, powerful and urgent English-language debut from one of the brightest young stars in world literature
As they passed the sponge over his body he appeared to become even thinner,
for his flesh was so pale and transparent that you could see his bones. ... Jeanlin
regained consciousness, and groaned. ... the corpse too; the engineer gave
orders for horses to be harnessed to the hearse, and for a stretcher to be brought.
Author: Émile Zola
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Zola's masterpiece of working life, Germinal (1885), exposes the inhuman conditions of miners in northern France in the 1860s. By Zola's death in 1902 it had come to symbolise the call for freedom from oppression so forcefully that the crowd which gathered at his State funeral chanted 'Germinal! Germinal!'. The central figure, Etienne Lantier, is an outsider who enters the community and eventually leads his fellow-miners in a strike protesting against pay-cuts - a strike which becomes a losing battle against starvation, repression, and sabotage. Yet despite all the violence and disillusion which rock the mining community to its foundations, Lantier retains his belief in the ultimate germination of a new society, leading to a better world. Germinal is a dramatic novel of working life and everyday relationships, but it is also a complex novel of ideas, given fresh vigour and power in this new translation. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
Such beings are invoked and their powers harnessed for the goal of full
awakening by touching various parts of the body using ... It is contrasted
traditionally to the soul, as immaterial and immortal, and (especially since
Descartes) to the mind, as the seat of consciousness. ... In contrast Paul's use of
another word for the physical organism - sarx (flesh) - might appear to denigrate
the body, as he often uses ...
Author: William M. Johnston
First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Thus , by being so harnessed up that to fall was impossible , which ... In this
manner , ” he says , “ her consciousness of strength was increased while she
thought she was gaining actual strength . ... of the flesh — i . l . , the flesh was the
seat of the disease — and yet he says “ the disease was a defective consciousness in ...
... habitat and necessities of survival transpire externally through harnessed tools
rather than biological transformation . ... The inception of a conscious or
unconscious sphere of defining evaluation can be seen to lead language to an ...
Depth about certain elements , the lips of the mouth or the horizontal ripples of flesh , results from differing accumulations of black within the colouristically
modulated field ...
who have been born of the GOD . announcing , we will also have on NOT
NECESSARY FOR Consciousness , they live as though ... s energy to be
BRINGING FORTH harnessed and directed in the PO - CHILDREN OF THE
SPIRIT come to participate , if you care lo . ... It is written , and I verify the flesh , for
these inspirations are the same : the Children of GOD , by nature , have access ,
and will protect ...
He came in the flesh moting degeneracy , not exalting men to spirituality . to be
the Saviour and Redeemer from evil and sin . ... He also brought to the conscious
thought and presence of men the forces which would bring about a Christmas Is
Youth reformation and regeneration . ... to the electric and magnetic —man's love
for man . forces of nature when harnessed for use in the modThere would be ...
We are aware that we are on display and this makes us more conscious of
ourselves and mindful of how we appear . ... And written texts , where not harnessed for the same effects ( e . g . discussing appearances ) often reach
beneath the skin ...
Author: Nick Crossley
Publisher: Open University Press
Category: Social Science
In this book, Nick Crossley explores the concept of reflexive embodiment - how we, as embodied beings, reflect upon our own embodiment. He considers the ways in which we modify and maintain our bodies, from brushing our teeth and washing our faces through to tattooing and bodybuilding. Some forms of 'body work' are demanded by social conventions; others represent legitimate choices, and others still deviate from or resist the norm. He argues that a proper understanding of reflexive embodiment must be alert to these differences, and that we must appreciate that our bodies are not passive or inert substances that we can mould as we like. They change in ways that we do not intend and of which we are not aware, and they may prove difficult to change in the ways we do intend. Many theorists in sociology offer perspectives on the link between society and body modification, mostly focused in one way or another upon 'modernity'.
Thus speaks M. Pel- Yes ! the same sweet voice and loving words saddled and harnessed its splendors for my letier ... the dying echoes of the bell . the seconds
off on the clock of consciousness , askant , and fear to approach . Bones , flesh ...
The cyborg is a necessary response , as we realize that the only way to protect
ourselves against consciousness invasion is to ... The flesh has been harnessed ,
our lives adapted to the needs of the consumer state just as communities have ...
Author: Steve Mann
Publisher: Doubleday of Canada
Category: Biography & Autobiography
"Steve Mann is a cyborg. He sees the entire world, including himself, through a video lens--the WearComp system. He can control what he sees, liberating his imaginative space from the visual stimuli-billboards and flashing neon signs--that threaten to overwhelm us. While recognizing the danger that human beings could be controlled by technology and the corporations that produce it for profit, Mann is also fascinated by the vast possibilities presented by the wearable computer"--Back cover.
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all the crimes in the ness , or have ... Imag- of this goes on under the hypnotic ine
, if you can , a body bereft of delusion that the body craves . consciousness crying
for whisky , am not urging my readers to ... What you an Edison has to some
extent have left nobody wants , not even harnessed and utilized for the benyour
... finally evolves into a microscopic kernel of pure disembodied consciousness; a
metaphor for the wholesale devaluation of human flesh. ... of illustrated lectures
on man's inability to control the forces of nuclear energy that he has harnessed.