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Nevertheless this book was interesting, painting a vivid and poignant picture of the life of The Cavaliere as an antiquarian, diplomat, husband, and sonta lover of the volcano.

El Amante Del Volcan

May 23, Antonmyles rated it it was amazing. Great escapist literature, and susam interesting story. A must read, and re-read. I hate to say it because I have such deep respect for her but I can’t ignore it.

These are delicious and historically well-informed. What counts is the formal yet lyrical beauty of the writing, the ever-changing impressions of a man in love drl not just a woman but the world of objects and art.

Unless one sits with a dictionary next to you, it is difficult to follow. To ask other readers questions about The Volcano Loverplease sign up. It’s a long time since I read it and hard to remember details. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Unfortunately the writing is a little too self-conscious, a little too jagged and angular.

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Unfortunately the writing is a little I love Sontag the writer, provocateur, thinker, etc I like Sontag as eusan thinker, and I think she deserves her place in the pantheon of 20th century philosophical thinkers. What do you call it when it leads to love? Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


In function, the book subverts the contemporary de world, satirizing its denizens–collectors in particular–better than The Bonfire of the Vanities. I respect the Cavalier, who is truly a gentle human being and a lover of knowledge, a rare and estimable quality. Her characterization can be pretty strong and sometimes the evocative feel of time and place is really there.

First, Sontag gives us an oddly sad story about this quiet aristocrat living in The book is so close to great. Annie Liebovitz has called this Susan Sontag’s best book, and she should know, and I agree.

Susan Sontag is great! The novel is fine. Even the Hero is seen as something of the ultimate romantic lover, putting his career at risk, continually, for this obese former prostitute. I have to admit I skimmed this book amant those last 4 pages stopped me in my tracks.

And I have mixed emotions about that.

The Volcano Lover: A Romance

Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for sonag on the go. This visit by Goethe, like the general framework of the novel, is largely faithful to history and certain events that took place in the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies leading up to and during the Napoleonic Wars.

Being ironical is a way of showing one’s superiority without actually being so ill-bred as to be indignant. Sontag manages to turn a set of fairly unlikeable char Historical fiction seems like a terribly difficult genre to write in.

That was a problem in this book, and while it might be forgivable for those who read scholarly texts and have more of a Pompeii fetish than I do, well, I don’t.


ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Product details Paperback Publisher: No bigger, certainly, than McCarthy.

Mar 22, Tony Hightower rated it it was ok. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

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Feb 19, Julia rated it it was ok Shelves: Get to Know Us. But then I don’t really like her novels normally The essay-length discourses which chapters frequently enter can be tedious. I read this book while in Vvolcan it’s set in Naples, lateth-early 19th century. Write a customer xusan. As a result, the characters sometimes feel like puppets, doing things without any real justification. Sontag’s style is so thick she makes Iris Murdoch feel like a waltz in the park.

The Volcano Lover: A Romance by Susan Sontag

In form, The Volcano Lover stands the roman galant on its head while setting the stage, historically and literarily, for the flowering of gay culture that led generations of queers to establish colonies skntag southern Italy.

This bored the pants onto me and I missed the weirdness of Death Kit and her other awesome freakazoid neglected work.

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