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Susan Sontag, 35 citat om kärlek, konst och litteratur

Via Flavorwire

Via Flavorwire

Denna månad är det 10 år sedan Susan Sontag gick bort och ikväll visas HBO-dokumentären Regarding Susan Sontag. Alison Nastasi och hennes kollegor på Flavorwire har påpassligt sammanställt en fantastisk lista med citat av Susan Sontag, om allt från relationer och kärlek till konst, litteratur och skrivande:

”My idea of a writer: someone interested in everything.”

”Literature is dialogue; responsiveness. Literature might be described as the history of human responsiveness to what is alive and what is moribund as cultures evolve and interact with one another.”



”To me, literature is a calling, even a kind of salvation. It connects me with an enterprise that is over 2,000 years old. What do we have from the past? Art and thought. That’s what lasts. That’s what continues to feed people and give them an idea of something better. A better state of one’s feelings or simply the idea of a silence in one’s self that allows one to think or to feel. Which to me is the same.”

”The aim of all commentary on art now should be to make works of art — and, by analogy, our own experience — more, rather than less, real to us. The function of criticism should be to show how it is what it is, even that it is what it is, rather than to show what it means.”

”All aesthetic judgment is really cultural evaluation.”

Läs hela listan, men stanna gärna på Flavorwire, de är specialister på listor, ofta väldigt långa och välgjorda, om böcker, konst, design, musik, teve och film. De har gjort flera årsbästalistor, och fler lär vara på väg.

Ola Wihlke

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2013, året då manliga brittiska och australiensiska poeter plagierade kvinnliga amerikanska poeter

”The poetry world experienced something of a plagiarism epidemic last year. CJ Allen withdrew from the shortlist of England’s Forward Prize in September when it was revealed that he had plagiarized some of his past work. Australian poet Andrew Slattery was stripped of three prizes when it turned out he had cribbed from Emily Dickinson and Sylvia Plath, among others. When caught, he claimed the poems were written in the cento form, in which each line is pulled from another source; he also called his work ‘a cynical experiment.'”

Citerat ur Ruth Grahams ”Word Theft. Why did 2013 become the year of the plagiarists?” på Poetry Foundations hemsida. En översiktlig och resonerande artikel som i kommentarsfältet påstås ha plagierats av en skribent på en stor amerikansk blogg. Och den första kommentaren är ett citat av Oscar Wilde: ”Talent borrows, genius steals.”


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