Sempre Susan: A Memoir of Susan Sontag

Sempre Susan: A Memoir of Susan Sontag

Sigrid Nunez

A poignant, intimate memoir of 1 of America's such a lot esteemed and engaging cultural figures, and a deeply felt tribute.

Sigrid Nunez used to be an aspiring author while she first met Susan Sontag, already a mythical determine identified for her polemical essays, blinding intelligence, and edgy own sort. Sontag brought Nunez to her son, the author David Rieff, and the 2 started courting. quickly Nunez moved into the condo that Rieff and Sontag shared. As Sontag informed Nunez, "Who says we need to reside like all people else?"

Sontag's effect on Nunez, who went directly to turn into a winning novelist, will be profound. defined through Nunez as "a usual mentor" who observed teaching others as either an ethical legal responsibility and a resource of unending excitement, Sontag necessarily contaminated these round her along with her many cultural and highbrow passions. during this poignant, intimate memoir, Nunez speaks of her gratitude for having had, as an early version, "someone who held such an exalted, unironic view of the writer's vocation."

Published greater than six years after Sontag's demise, Sempre Susan is a startlingly fair portrait of this oversized character, who made being an highbrow a glamorous career.

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