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Paul Goodman on the Nine Kinds of Silence
Paul Goodman on the Nine Kinds of Silence

“There is the dumb silence of slumber or apathy… the fertile silence of awareness, pasturing the soul… the silence of peaceful accord with other persons or communion with the cosmos.”

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Susan Sontag on the Perils of Publicity in Creative Work
Susan Sontag on the Perils of Publicity in Creative Work

“Publicity in general is a very destructive thing, for any artist.”

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How Susan Sontag Possessed New York and Subverted Sexual Stereotypes
How Susan Sontag Possessed New York and Subverted Sexual Stereotypes

“Sontag seemed to exude an irresistible mixture of intelligence, hipness, sex, and beauty.”

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Rereading as Rebirth: Young Susan Sontag on Personal Growth, the Pleasures of Revisiting Beloved Books, and Her Rereading List
Rereading as Rebirth: Young Susan Sontag on Personal Growth, the Pleasures of Revisiting Beloved Books, and Her Rereading List

“Stop! I cannot think this fast! Or rather I cannot grow this fast!”

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Famous Writers on the Creative Benefits of Keeping a Diary
Famous Writers on the Creative Benefits of Keeping a Diary

Reflections on the value of recording our inner lives from Woolf, Thoreau, Sontag, Emerson, Nin, Plath, and more.

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Debriefing: Susan Sontag Reads from <em>I, Etcetera</em>
Debriefing: Susan Sontag Reads from I, Etcetera

“With more people, there are more voices to tune out.”

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