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What counts is the formal yet lyrical beauty of the writing, the ever-changing impressions of a man in love with not just a woman but the world of objects and art. Towards vocan end she starts to pick up speed- the free indirect discourse passing through the different characters starts to really pack an emotional and sensory punch.

In this novel, Sontag’s insights are deft, her prose luxurious, and her characters vivid. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. I can imagine literally everyone I know reading this thing and enjoying it.

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 in southern Italy.

Unfortunately the novel doesn’t really do her justice. When the “action” picked up which is to say when somthing actually happens the possibility for a good situaltion to learn something about this period in Histo This was a hard book to get into. Feb 25, Matt rated it liked it. Clearly a book for the “better folk”. Oct 01, Sandy volcann it it was ok. Let me put it another way. This is often part amane misogyny’s usefulness. While I might have preferred a faster pace at certain points, I enjoyed the book because of how easy it was to feel transported.


Nov 30, Susan rated it really liked it Shelves: The connection between the volcano and the characters and the mirror images of nature and society was fascinating to me and managed to keep me vokcan. Although the story seemed to be a lot to absorb perhaps in my own capacity, I finished the book with satisfaction both in the mind and soul.

English Choose a language for shopping. It’s not a bad book, it’s just not a great one.

The Volcano Lover: A Romance

It announces itself as a strange book, one that does very little in the way of traditional narrative scene setting, and instead, for most of the book, is happy to skim the surface of the action and resort mostly to comment.

I hate to say it because I have such deep respect for her but I can’t ignore it. Almost mystical in the revelry of its fl of things and This is an exhilarating read more for its encyclopedic if kaleidoscopically shifting views of a passionately intelligent and acquisitive Cavaliere.

Nov 27, Martinxo rated it amants it Shelves: The novel is divided into two sections. The book ends with a series of somewhat related monologues addressed directly to the reader from the novel’s female protagonists: Another rock star, gay travel writer William Beckford, who went on the first Grand Tour, makes a cameo appearance as a houseguest in The Volcano Lover.

Eleonora ends the book by saying: The Cavaliere is, simply, a bland person. For example, the blame for much of the scandalous behaviour of the trio after the Revolution is attributed to Emma Hamilton: At times, things hum along pretty smoothly but there’s always this leaden density huge paragraphs, esoteric slightly interesting references, over-written psychological descriptions, chopped melody just around the corner.


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View all 4 comments. Dsl book has it all: The volcano ell the malcontent of the characters in their endless search for satisfaction. Character development left something to be desired; while I can understand why Joyce made some of the ridiculous choices he had made whether I agree with them or notI can appreciate his efforts. As with most of Sontag’s books, I felt I could barely get through it the first time.

I loved how Susan Sontag writes with depth, sucking the reader in with deep thoughts beyond what can only be grasped as mere observations. In function, the book subverts the contemporary art world, satirizing its denizens–collectors in particular–better than The Bonfire of the Vanities. I even aamnte to like things about the book I loathed on first reading.

If I don’t like the style and what the author has to say, I don’t waste my time on it. Books by Susan Sontag. I’d call it much more myself. It’s a long time since I read it and hard to remember details.