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Thursday, September 14, 2006

When Sontag Was Unsure

"Why is writing important? Mainly, out of egotism, I suppose. Because I want to be that persona, a writer, and not because there is something I must say. Yet why not that too? With a little ego-building - such as the fait accompli this journal provides - I shall win through to the confidence that I (I) have something to say, that should be said."

- From Susan Sontag's 1958 Paris journal, a fascinating look at her internal struggle to find "something to say".


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