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December 30, 2004

Talk About a Shanda

by Ron Hogan

Yoram Kaniuk pauses at the death of Susan Sontag to inform us that "it was easy for her to connect to me," and, furthermore, "I became such a fundamental part of her life that, in our meetings together, I could stir within her the longing for something eternal from which she sprung."

One could make any number of ripostes to that, but frankly, one ought not to get into a tactlessness competition with a clear master of the form.

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