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message 1: by Leslie (new)

Leslie Reese Okay this is quite a chewy or "toothsome" "review" not really a review but a riff because you're dialoging (sp?) with the text and going on little tangents. I like that. (Too bad I haven't read Sontag or Kundera).


message 2: by Zanna (new)

Zanna Yes you're right, this isn't much help to readers trying to decide whether to pick it up is it? I love to chew :-) thank you for reading!


message 3: by Leslie (new)

Leslie Reese Oh! I think if someone is curious about this book then your discussion will encourage them to read it.


message 4: by Rand (new)

Rand Sontag remains my favorite troll of all time. Thomas Mann's use of narration-as-interpretation was an aping of late nineteenth century realistm . . . nice thoughts/contextualisation, Zanna. i especially agree with you on the museum bits!


message 5: by Zanna (new)

Zanna Thanks a lot for reading Rand = )


message 6: by Rand (new)

Rand i have been gifted with a lovely old decrepit copy of this text but can't bring myself to ever "finish" it, she irks me so though her ratiocinations are so enticing.

basically her writing makes me think that i am constantly missing out on something so obvious, but part of me wants to keep reading to "get smart". you boil her down well . . .


message 7: by Zanna (new)

Zanna Yeah I have a lot of issues with her work, that I find difficult to articulate... Glad I managed it to some extent!


message 8: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl I find myself leaning towards some of your observations concerning art and critique (also love the examples you give). This book has been on my tbr since 2004 and if I do read it soon, I'll have your words to remember. It was great reading your review and interaction with the form and content :)


message 9: by Zanna (new)

Zanna Thank you Cheryl <3


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