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Susan Sontag

Susan Sontag
Mikhail Lemkhin

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.

National Book Awards Winner

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Debriefing

Debriefing

Susan Sontag; Edited by Benjamin Taylor
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A collection of one of our most powerful intellectual’s short fiction

Debriefing collects all of Susan Sontag’s shorter fiction, a form she turned to intermittently...

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Brother Carl

Brother Carl

Susan Sontag
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

According to Edgardo Cozarinsky, the Argentine film critic: "There is something recognizably Scandinavian about Brother Carl: un-easy, puzzling exchanges between its characters, with brooding,...

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Duet for Cannibals

Duet for Cannibals

Susan Sontag
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Like Pier Paolo Pasolini, Alain Robbe-Grillet, and Marguerite Duras, Susan Sontag has come to filmmaking in the course of a career as a novelist and essayist. In 1968 she accepted a Swedish studio's...

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As Consciousness Is Harnessed to Flesh

As Consciousness Is Harnessed to Flesh

Susan Sontag; Edited by David Rieff
Picador
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 to the eve of the 1980...

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Reborn

Reborn

Susan Sontag; Edited by David Rieff
Picador
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

At the Same Time

Susan Sontag; Edited by Paolo Dilonardo and Anne Jump; Foreword by David Rieff
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

"A writer is someone who pays attention to the world," Susan Sontag said in her 2003 acceptance speech for the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, and no one exemplified this definition more than...

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The Volcano Lover

The Volcano Lover

Susan Sontag
Picador
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 of the day, this unconventional, bestselling...

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Regarding the Pain of Others

Regarding the Pain of Others

Susan Sontag
Picador
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 today.

How does the spectacle of...

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Under the Sign of Saturn

Under the Sign of Saturn

Susan Sontag
Picador
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 the most influential artists and thinkers...

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Where the Stress Falls

Where the Stress Falls

Susan Sontag
Picador
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 shorter pieces from the last twenty...

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Death Kit

Death Kit

Susan Sontag
Picador
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 of the recesses of the American...

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The Benefactor

The Benefactor

Susan Sontag
Picador
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 latter-day Candide named Hippolyte,...

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I, etcetera

I, etcetera

Susan Sontag
Picador
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, telegraphic prose, Susan Sontag confronts...

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Styles of Radical Will

Styles of Radical Will

Susan Sontag
Picador
Picador

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

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On Photography

On Photography

Susan Sontag
Picador
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 and is described by its...

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Against Interpretation

Against Interpretation

Susan Sontag
Picador
Picador

Against Interpretation was Susan Sontag's first collection of essays and is a modern classic. Originally published in 1966, it has never gone out of print and has influenced generations of...

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Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and Its Metaphors

Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and Its Metaphors

Susan Sontag
Picador
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 herself when she was writing...

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In America

In America

Susan Sontag
Picador
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 story located in the past...

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Alice in Bed

Alice in Bed

Susan Sontag
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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 Carroll's Alice in Wonderland....

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A Susan Sontag Reader

A Susan Sontag Reader

Susan Sontag
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Susan Sontag occupies a special place in Modern American letters. She has become our most important critic, while her brilliant novels and short fiction are, at long last, getting the recognition...

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