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GIGOLO’S HAND ON A SILK STOCKING

Writer of amazing texts and books such as ‘Against Interpretation’, ‘Marat/Sade/Artaud’, ‘Illness as Metaphor, and AIDS and its Metaphors’ or the exuberant essay for ‘Story of the Eye’, marvelous book of Georges Batailles. Tea with Thomas Mann, dinner with (Herbert) Marcuse, sex with F, thoughts on books, religion, life and lots were hidden in Susan Sontag’s diaries ‘Reborn: Journals and Notebooks, 1947-1963′ and ‘As Consciousness is Harnessed to Flesh: Journals and Notebooks 1964-1980′.

‘I know the truth now − I know how good and right is to love − I have, in some part, been given permission to live − Everything begins from now − I am reborn.’

Here is young, stylish Sontag visiting the glass architecture of Philip Johnson and Mies van der Rohe. Making a comparison of an elevator with ‘gigolo’s hand on a silk stocking’. It’s hard not to have a Susan Sontag wannabe!

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