'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.