Did Sontag expect her revealing diaries to be published?
Journals and Notebooks, 1947-1963
by Susan Sontag
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
$24.00 List Price
This is it?” I asked myself several times as I made my way through Susan Sontag’s diaries. By the end, I’d stopped carping; in fact, I had the feeling they had exploded in my hands. Reborn: Journals and Notebooks, 1947–1963, edited by Sontag’s son, David Rieff, is the first in a three-volume selection from the writer’s private papers, covering her prefame years, up to the age of thirty. The entries are generally short and
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