As Consciousness Is Harnessed to Flesh

This is an invaluable record of the inner workings of one of the most inquisitive and analytical thinkers of the twentieth century at the height of her power.

As Consciousness Is Harnessed to Flesh

Author: Susan Sontag

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1466802170

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This, the second of three volumes of Susan Sontag's journals and notebooks, begins where the first volume left off, in the middle of the 1960s. It traces and documents Sontag's evolution from fledgling participant in the artistic and intellectual world of New York City to world-renowned critic and dominant force in the world of ideas with the publication of the groundbreaking Against Interpretation in 1966. As Consciousness is Harnessed to Flesh follows Sontag through the turbulent years of the 1960s—from her trip to Hanoi at the peak of the Vietnam War to her time making films in Sweden—up to 1981 and the beginning of the Reagan era. This is an invaluable record of the inner workings of one of the most inquisitive and analytical thinkers of the twentieth century at the height of her power. It is also a remarkable document of one individual's political and moral awakening.

Love in the Dark

Susan Sontag, As Consciousness Is Harnessed to Flesh: Journals and
Notebooks, 1964–1980, ed. David Rieff (New York: Farrar Straus and Giroux,
2012), 268, bracketed insertion in the original. Toni Morrison, Beloved (New York
: Penguin ...

Love in the Dark

Author: Diane Enns

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231542097

Page: 240

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Intimate love opens us up to suffering, sacrifice, and loss. Is it always worth the risk? Consulting philosophers, writers, and poets who draw insights from material life, Diane Enns shines a light on the limits of erotic love, exploring its paradoxes through personal and philosophical reflections. Situating experience at the center of her inquiry, Enns conducts philosophy "by another name," elaborating the ambiguities and risks of love with visceral clarity. Love in the Dark claims that intimacy must accept risk as long as love does not destroy the self. Erotic love inspires an inexplicable affirmation of another but can erode autonomy and vulnerability. There is a limit to love, and appreciating it requires a rethinking of love's liberal paradigms, which Enns traces back to the hostility toward the body and eros in Christianity and the Western philosophical tradition. Against a legacy of an abstract and sanitized love, Enns recasts erotic attachment as an event linked to conditional circumstances. The value of love lies in its intensity and depth, and its end does not negate love's truth or significance. Writing in a lyrical, genre-defying style, Enns delineates the paradoxes of love in its relations to lust, abuse, suffering, and grief to reach an account faithful to human experience.

Susan Sontag

Jerome Boyd Maunsell. 1 Susan Sontag, Against Interpretation (London, 2001), p
. 11. 2 Susan Sontag, As Consciousness is Harnessed to Flesh: Diaries, 1964–
1980, ed. David Rieff (London, 2012), p. 254. 3 Susan Sontag, 'The Aesthetics of
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Susan Sontag

Author: Jerome Boyd Maunsell

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1780233299

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“My idea of a writer: someone interested in ‘everything.’” This declaration by Susan Sontag (1933–2004) seemed to reflect her own life as an essayist, diarist, filmmaker, playwright, and novelist writing on a startling range of topics—from literature, dance, film, and painting to cancer, AIDS, and the ethics of war reportage. For many critics, her work captures the twentieth-century world better than almost any other. In this new biography, Jerome Boyd Maunsell draws on Sontag’s extensive diaries to offer a far more intimate portrait than ever before of her struggles in love, marriage, motherhood, and writing. Exploring the astonishing scope of Sontag’s life and work, Maunsell traces her growth during her intellectual career at Chicago, Oxford, and the Sorbonne. He discusses her short-lived marriage to Philip Rieff at seventeen, the birth of her son, and her subsequent relationships with women. As Maunsell follows the extraordinary arc of her life, he delves into her literary life in New York in the 1960s; travels with her to Hanoi, Cuba, and China; and surveys her work in Sweden and France in the 1970s, where she turned to filmmaking. Maunsell concludes by examining her miraculous rebirth as a novelist and critic in the 1980s and ’90s after her diagnosis with cancer in the mid-1970s. Providing a full picture of Sontag as a private person and public figure, this concise biography casts new light on this pivotal figure in literary and cultural history.

Susan Sontag

[In a journal entry dated August 20, 1978, in Sontag's As Consciousness Is
Harnessed to Flesh: Journals and Notebooks, 1964–1980, she proposes “An
Ideal Story Anthology” that includes works such as Robert Walser's “Kleist in
Thun,” Italo ...

Susan Sontag

Author: Jonathan Cott

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300190808

Page: 169

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The candid and far-reaching interview with the public intellectual and author of Illness as Metaphor, conducted in 1978 Paris and New York. Over the summer and fall of 1978, Susan Sontag engaged in a series of deeply stimulating, provocative and intimate conversations with Jonathan Cott of Rolling Stone magazine. While the printed interview was extensive, it covered only a third of their twelve hours of discussion. Now, for the first time, the entire transcript of Sontag’s remarkable conversation is available in book form, accompanied by Cott’s preface and recollections. An acclaimed author of novels and essays, a renowned cultural critic and radical anti-war activist, Sontag was at the height of her powers in the late 1970s. Her musings and observations in this interview reveal the breadth and depth of her critical intelligence and curiosities at the time. These hours of conversation offer a revelatory and indispensable look at the self-described "besotted aesthete" and "obsessed moralist."

Lost Children Archive

... 1947–1963, Susan Sontag As Consciousness Is Harnessed to Flesh:
Notebooks and Journals, 1964–1980, Susan Sontag The Collected Works of Billy
the Kid, Michael Ondaatje Relocated: Twenty Sculptures by Isamu Noguchi from
Japan, ...

Lost Children Archive

Author: Valeria Luiselli

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008290032

Page: 400

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE 2020 LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019 LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2019 The moving, powerful and urgent English-language debut from one of the brightest young stars in world literature

Sontag on Film

Inspired, vigorous and enlightening, the collection includes lucid discussions of the intersection between film and literature; in-depth studies of films and directors; and other such delightful and illuminating fragments as a list of ...

Sontag on Film

Author: Susan Sontag

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton

ISBN: 9780241145197

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Widely regarded as one of America's most important contemporary thinkers, Susan Sontag had a particular gift for reflecting on the meaning and influence of the visual, and On Photography became a seminal work for all those concerned with the interplay of images with the world.Now, more than thirty years after On Photography was first published, comes Sontag on Film: a collection of her writings and musings on films and cinema, gathered together here for the very first time by critic David Thomson and producer Tom Luddy. Inspired, vigorous and enlightening, the collection includes lucid discussions of the intersection between film and literature; in-depth studies of films and directors; and other such delightful and illuminating fragments as a list of Sontag's top-ten films taken from a 1982 issue of Sight and Sound.Sontag on Film is set to become a key work on the importance and significance of cinema in the modern world.Praise for Susan Sontag:'What ultimately matters about Sontag . . . is what she has defended: the life of the mind, and the necessity for reading and writing as "a way of being fully human"' Hilary Mantel, Los Angeles Times Book Review'Intellectually and imaginatively gifted to an extraordinary degree, she used her fearless intelligence to illuminate some of the deepest contradictions of contemporary life' John Gray, New Statesman'Complex and contradictory . . . one of America's greatest public intellectuals' ObserverSusan Sontag's books include four novels and numerous works of non fiction, among them Regarding the Pain of Others, On Photography, Illness as Metaphor, At the Same Time and Against Interpretation and Other Essays. Two volumes of her diaries, Reborn and As Consciousness is Harnessed to Flesh, are also available from Hamish Hamilton/ Penguin.

Irish poetry the thirties generation

Instead there is a richly dramatic tension between intellectual consciousness and
the demands of feeling , and an attempt at a ... Approach ) The resolution of this
problematic dualism , Donnelly discovered , lay in action ; for in action
consciousness is harnessed to an effort of will ... and direction ; Comes innocent
from tools children might Love , retaining under pillows , Innocently impales on
any flesh .

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The Witching Hour

And all the while, the diagnostic sense was working as she kept her eyes on the
half-submerged face, as she felt the cold flesh of his outstretched hand. Yes ...
How many minutes did she have at this temperature before she lost
consciousness? But she had him harnessed to the boat now as surely as she
was harnessed.

The Witching Hour

Author: Anne Rice

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0307575950

Page: 1056

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From the author of the extraordinary Vampire Chronicles comes a huge, hypnotic novel of witchcraft and the occult through four centuries. Demonstrating, once again, her gift for spellbinding storytelling and the creation of legend, Anne Rice makes real for us a great dynasty of witches--a family given to poetry and to incest, to murder and to philosophy; a family that, over the ages, is itself haunted by a powerful, dangerous, and seductive being. On the veranda of a great New Orleans house, now faded, a mute and fragile woman sits rocking . . . and The Witching Hour begins. It begins in our time with a rescue at sea. Rowan Mayfair, a beautiful woman, a brilliant practitioner of neurosurgery--aware that she has special powers but unaware that she comes from an ancient line of witches--finds the drowned body of a man off the coast of California and brings him to life. He is Michael Curry, who was born in New Orleans and orphaned in childhood by fire on Christmas Eve, who pulled himself up from poverty, and who now, in his brief interval of death, has acquired a sensory power that mystifies and frightens him. As these two, fiercely drawn to each other, fall in love and--in passionate alliance--set out to solve the mystery of her past and his unwelcome gift, the novel moves backward and forward in time from today's New Orleans and San Francisco to long-ago Amsterdam and a château in the France of Louis XIV. An intricate tale of evil unfolds--an evil unleashed in seventeenth-century Scotland, where the first "witch," Suzanne of the Mayfair, conjures up the spirit she names Lasher . . . a creation that spells her own destruction and torments each of her descendants in turn. From the coffee plantations of Port au Prince, where the great Mayfair fortune is made and the legacy of their dark power is almost destroyed, to Civil War New Orleans, as Julien--the clan's only male to be endowed with occult powers--provides for the dynasty its foothold in America, the dark, luminous story encompasses dramas of seduction and death, episodes of tenderness and healing. And always--through peril and escape, tension and release--there swirl around us the echoes of eternal war: innocence versus the corruption of the spirit, sanity against madness, life against death. With a dreamlike power, the novel draws us, through circuitous, twilight paths, to the present and Rowan's increasingly inspired and risky moves in the merciless game that binds her to her heritage. And in New Orleans, on Christmas Eve, this strangest of family sagas is brought to its startling climax.

Here Am I Harnessed to Hope

... who had been killed — there were times when all we were burying was a
burlap sack only partly filled with flesh and bones — it ... Hospital Tent where I
was waiting for one of my boys who had been badly wounded to regain
consciousness .

Here Am I    Harnessed to Hope

Author: Roland Bertram Gittelsohn

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Reflexions in the Flesh

We are aware that we are on display and this makes us more conscious of
ourselves and mindful of how we appear . ... And written texts , where not
harnessed for the same effects ( e . g . discussing appearances ) often reach
beneath the skin ...

Reflexions in the Flesh

Author: Nick Crossley

Publisher: Open University Press

ISBN: 9780335216987

Page: 172

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In this book, Nick Crossley explores the concept of reflexive embodiment - how we, as embodied beings, reflect upon our own embodiment. He considers the ways in which we modify and maintain our bodies, from brushing our teeth and washing our faces through to tattooing and bodybuilding. Some forms of 'body work' are demanded by social conventions; others represent legitimate choices, and others still deviate from or resist the norm. He argues that a proper understanding of reflexive embodiment must be alert to these differences, and that we must appreciate that our bodies are not passive or inert substances that we can mould as we like. They change in ways that we do not intend and of which we are not aware, and they may prove difficult to change in the ways we do intend. Many theorists in sociology offer perspectives on the link between society and body modification, mostly focused in one way or another upon 'modernity'.

The Arena

It is “ the flesh ” that wars against 6 the spirit ” ( Rom . vii . ) . Meanwhile , as long
as the animal lives , let it be subdued , harnessed , and made subservient to the
true man within . For the Divine has given to man “ dominion over the fish of the ...

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The New England Farmer

She has not been harnessed in a carriage he found him , he was far enough from
being in a more than five or six times within the last four ... flesh , and had paper ;
it is one of great practical importance to a the sleekest and most shiny hair that I
ever saw a world that ... to see such good men as they are she appeared to be
conscious as any beast , for at mistaken . times she would whimer for the colt ,
and ...

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Cyborg

The cyborg is a necessary response , as we realize that the only way to protect
ourselves against consciousness invasion is to ... The flesh has been harnessed ,
our lives adapted to the needs of the consumer state just as communities have ...

Cyborg

Author: Steve Mann

Publisher: Doubleday of Canada

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"Steve Mann is a cyborg. He sees the entire world, including himself, through a video lens--the WearComp system. He can control what he sees, liberating his imaginative space from the visual stimuli-billboards and flashing neon signs--that threaten to overwhelm us. While recognizing the danger that human beings could be controlled by technology and the corporations that produce it for profit, Mann is also fascinated by the vast possibilities presented by the wearable computer"--Back cover.

The American Architect and Building News

... which was not built until 1806 , and harnessed with the production of 1500
bronze statues whose character to a chariot of gilded lead ... Holy Land , not only
subdued Byzantium horses : - I should like to hear the opinion of a good judge of
flesh What seemed strange to ... that streamed aloft , As conscious of its glorious
destiny , while the Greek of pure strain was either destroyed by the So soon to
float ...

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American Architect and Architecture

... credited Carrousel , which was not built until 1806 , and harnessed with the
production of 1500 bronze statues whose character to a chariot ... I should like to
hear the opinion of a good judge of in his passage to the Holy Land , not only
subdued Byzantium horse - flesh . ... that streamed aloft , As conscious of its
glorious destiny , while the Greek of pure strain was either destroyed by the So
soon to float ...

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Germinal

As they passed the sponge over his body he appeared to become even thinner,
for his flesh was so pale and transparent that you could see his bones. ... Jeanlin
regained consciousness, and groaned. ... the corpse too; the engineer gave
orders for horses to be harnessed to the hearse, and for a stretcher to be brought.

Germinal

Author: Émile Zola

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191500437

Page: 576

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Zola's masterpiece of working life, Germinal (1885), exposes the inhuman conditions of miners in northern France in the 1860s. By Zola's death in 1902 it had come to symbolise the call for freedom from oppression so forcefully that the crowd which gathered at his State funeral chanted 'Germinal! Germinal!'. The central figure, Etienne Lantier, is an outsider who enters the community and eventually leads his fellow-miners in a strike protesting against pay-cuts - a strike which becomes a losing battle against starvation, repression, and sabotage. Yet despite all the violence and disillusion which rock the mining community to its foundations, Lantier retains his belief in the ultimate germination of a new society, leading to a better world. Germinal is a dramatic novel of working life and everyday relationships, but it is also a complex novel of ideas, given fresh vigour and power in this new translation. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Heir to the Jedi Star Wars

Without the neural connection to his armor, he was conscious of the stumps of his
legs, the ruin of his arm, the perpetual pain in his flesh. He welcomed it. ... From
within a sea of scars, his gaze simmered with controlled, harnessed fury.

Heir to the Jedi  Star Wars

Author: Kevin Hearne

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 0345544870

Page: 304

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. . . . A thrilling new adventure set between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back, and—for the first time ever—written entirely from Luke Skywalker’s first-person point of view. Luke Skywalker’s game-changing destruction of the Death Star has made him not only a hero of the Rebel Alliance but a valuable asset in the ongoing battle against the Empire. Though he’s a long way from mastering the power of the Force, there’s no denying his phenomenal skills as a pilot—and in the eyes of Rebel leaders Princess Leia Organa and Admiral Ackbar, there’s no one better qualified to carry out a daring rescue mission crucial to the Alliance cause. A brilliant alien cryptographer renowned for her ability to breach even the most advanced communications systems is being detained by Imperial agents determined to exploit her exceptional talents for the Empire’s purposes. But the prospective spy’s sympathies lie with the Rebels, and she’s willing to join their effort in exchange for being reunited with her family. It’s an opportunity to gain a critical edge against the Empire that’s too precious to pass up. It’s also a job that demands the element of surprise. So Luke and the ever-resourceful droid R2-D2 swap their trusty X-wing fighter for a sleek space yacht piloted by brash recruit Nakari Kelen, daughter of a biotech mogul, who’s got a score of her own to settle with the Empire. Challenged by ruthless Imperial bodyguards, death-dealing enemy battleships, merciless bounty hunters, and monstrous brain-eating parasites, Luke plunges head-on into a high-stakes espionage operation that will push his abilities as a Rebel fighter and would-be Jedi to the limit. If ever he needed the wisdom of Obi-Wan Kenobi to shepherd him through danger, it’s now. But Luke will have to rely on himself, his friends, and his own burgeoning relationship with the Force to survive. Praise for Heir to the Jedi “Utterly compelling . . . [The novel] plants readers in Luke Skywalker’s boots in the early days of his heroism, during the weeks after he blew up the Death Star.”—New York Daily News “An excellent book with rich characters, bubbling humor and poignant emotion.”—Roqoo Depot “Entertaining . . . action-packed . . . suspenseful.”—New York Journal of Books “Great . . . [an] entertaining introduction into understanding Luke’s character . . . There are moments in The Empire Strikes Back that I now point to and say, ‘I understand how he got there,’ and it’s because of this novel.”—The Wookiee Gunner “Pure Star Wars . . . From shoot-outs to narrow escapes, I could practically hear John Williams’s score playing in my head—a credit to Kevin Hearne, to be sure.”—Coffee with Kenobi “A must-read for fans . . . I left with a much closer understanding of who Luke Skywalker is, and an even deeper admiration for the character. All things are connected in the Force, and I feel more connected to Luke after reading Heir to the Jedi.”—Comicbook

Appletons Journal

Thus speaks M. Pel- Yes ! the same sweet voice and loving words saddled and
harnessed its splendors for my letier ... the dying echoes of the bell . the seconds
off on the clock of consciousness , askant , and fear to approach . Bones , flesh ...

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