Wednesday, December 3, 2008

inexhaustible engagement

She seemed to be at least twice as alive as most of us—to know everything, to do everything, to be inexhaustibly engaged. Her arresting appearance was familiar even to many nonreaders from the photographs that recorded it over several decades and registered the glamour and magnetism—the sheer size—of her personality, and her celebrity was all the more potent and irreversible because the place she occupied was so far outside the usual radius of the spotlight.

4 comments:

Hila said...

ah, Susan Sontag - I'm reading Against Interpretation right now.

theue said...

so how is the reading going?

Paul Pincus said...

you're familiar with the sontag portrait by peter hujar, no?

could she have been more beautiful?!?!

Stephanie said...

What a great photo.