Saturday, 27 March 2010


'We need an erotics of art.'--Susan Sontag, 1964

In Blackwells last year, August 1st, in the heart of summer, flipping through the Reborn Diaries on the shelf:

'1957, Oxford...Being self-conscious. Treating one's self as an other. Supervising oneself.'

I think she was saying this negatively, annoyed with herself, perhaps also with the intellectual pretensions of academia. And justifiably so. But I think there's also a positive self consciousness too. Not some inner mean spirit, but an intimate self-accompaniment.

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