Susan Sontag

Susan Sontag
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Susan Sontag was the author of four novels, including In America, which won the 2000 National Book Award for Fiction; a collection of stories; several plays; and seven works of nonfiction. She died in New York City on December 28, 2004.


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As Consciousness Is Harnessed to Flesh

Susan Sontag; Edited by David Rieff
Picador

A Financial Times Best Book of 2012 From the turbulent years of her trip to Hanoi at the peak of the Vietnam War to her time making films in Sweden and up...


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Reborn

Susan Sontag; Edited by David Rieff
Picador

"In the journal I do not just express myself more openly than I could to any person; I create myself." The first of three volumes of Susan Sontag's...


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At the Same Time

Susan Sontag; Edited by Paolo Dilonardo and Anne Jump; Foreword by David Rieff
Picador

Sontag's incisive intelligence, expressive brilliance, and deep curiosity about art, politics, and the writer's responsibility to bear witness have secured her...


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The Volcano Lover

Susan Sontag
Picador

Set in 18th century Naples, based on the lives of Sir William Hamilton, his celebrated wife Emma, and Lord Nelson, and peopled with many of the great figures...


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Regarding the Pain of Others

Susan Sontag
Picador

Twenty-five years after her classic On Photography, Susan Sontag returns to the subject of visual representations of war and violence in our culture...


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Where the Stress Falls

Susan Sontag
Picador

Thirty-five years after her first collection, the now classic Against Interpretation, America's most important essayist has chosen more than forty longer and...


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Under the Sign of Saturn

Susan Sontag
Picador

This third essay collection by America's leading essayist brings together her most important critical writing from 1972 to 1980, in which she explores some of...


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Death Kit

Susan Sontag
Picador

First published in 1967, Death Kit--Susan Sontag's second novel--is a classic of modern fiction. Blending realism and dream, it offers a passionate exploration...


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The Benefactor

Susan Sontag
Picador

The Benefactor, Susan Sontag's first book and first novel, originally published in 1963, introduced a unique writer to the world. In the form of a memoir by a...


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I, etcetera

Susan Sontag
Picador

In eight stories, this singular collection of short fiction written over the course of ten years explores the terrain of modern urban life. In reflective,...


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Styles of Radical Will

Susan Sontag
Picador

Styles of Radical Will, Susan Sontag's second collection of essays, extends the investigations she undertook in Against Interpretation with essays on film,...


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Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and Its Metaphors

Susan Sontag
Picador

In 1978 Susan Sontag wrote Illness as Metaphor, a classic work described by Newsweek as "one of the most liberating books of its time." A cancer patient...


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On Photography

Susan Sontag
Picador

Winner of the National Book Critics' Circle Award for Criticism. One of the most highly regarded books of its kind, On Photography first appeared in 1977...


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Against Interpretation

Susan Sontag
Picador

First published in 1966, this celebrated book--Sontag's first collection of essays--quickly became a modern classic, and has had an enormous influence in...


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In America

Susan Sontag
Picador

In America is a kaleidoscopic portrait of America on the cusp of modernity. As she did in her enormously popular novel The Volcano Lover, Susan Sontag casts a...


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Alice in Bed

Susan Sontag
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

Alice in Bed is a free dramatic fantasy which merges the life of Alice James, the brilliant sister of William and Henry James, with the heroine of Lewis...


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A Barthes Reader

Written by Roland Barthes; Edited, and with an introduction, by Susan Sontag
Hill and Wang

A Barthes Reader gives one the image of Barthes as one of the great public teachers of our time, someone who thought out, argued for, and made available...


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