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Stubborn Light: The Best of The Sun Volume III
by Sy Safransky
The Sun is a treasure in a bleak media landscape. This is a riveting collection of writings by fabulously independent thinkers giving weight to the sacred premise "obey little, resist much"
paperback, 621 pages
Published July 1st 2000 by The Sun Publishing Company
(first published 2000)
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I read Sun magazine but usually in small doses. Reading many stories and articles in succession was more difficult as each tends to be heavy in significance and sometimes depressing. That said, let me also say that the writing is superior, intellectual, poetic, personal and often beautiful. So that I can end with what I love best in this book I will start with what I didn't care for: I thought that the interview with Stephen Schwartz was incomprehensible, lots of words saying nothing. I also did ...more
This is a compilation of stories from one of my favorite magazines, "The Sun." While I enjoyed a lot of the stories in this book, I prefer them within the context of the magazine as a whole. This is probably because each issue of the magazine has a subtle theme running throughout...the poems, stories, interviews and letters all build upon one another and make the whole better than each individual piece. The editor tried to make these stories and poems build upon one another as well, but it didn' ...more