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Susan Sontag - a book by Sontag, Susan

Susan Sontag

Essays of the 1960s and 70s

Susan Sontag( )
Author: Sontag, Susan
Editor: Rieff, David
Publication Date:Sep 2013
Publisher:Library of America, The
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $40.00
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Susan Sontag

Susan Sontag was an incandescent presence in American culture, whether as essayist, fiction writer, film-maker, or political activist. As a critic, she became the most provocative and influential voice of her time. More than a commentator on her era, she helped shape it. This volume brings together four essential works of the 1960s and 70s, books whose intelligence and brilliant style confirm her credo that 'the highest duty of a writer is to write well - to...
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Detailed Subjects: Literary Collections / Essays
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.1 x 8.1 x 1.1 Inches
Book Weight:1.289 Pounds
Author Biography
Sontag, Susan (Author)
Susan Sontag was born in New York City on January 16, 1933. She received a B.A. from the University of Chicago and did graduate work in philosophy, literature and theology at Harvard University and Saint Anne's College, Oxford University. She was the author of 17 books including four novels, a collection of short stories, several plays, and eight works of nonfiction. Her novels are The Benefactor, Death Kit, The Volcano Lover, and In America, which won the 2000 National Book Award for fiction. On Photography received the 1978 National Book Critics Circle Award. Her stories and essays have appeared in numerous magazines including The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, The Times Literary Supplement, and Art in America. She also wrote and directed four feature films and stage plays in the United States and Europe. She died from leukemia on December 28, 2004 at the age of 71.


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