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Susan Sontag

Essays of the 1960s and 70s

Susan Sontag( )
Author: Sontag, Susan
Editor: Rieff, David
ISBN:978-1-59853-255-5
Publication Date:Sep 2013
Publisher:Library of America, The
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $40.00
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With the publication of her first book of criticism, Against Interpretation, in 1966, Susan Sontag placed herself at the forefront of an era of cultural and political transformation. “What is important now,” she wrote, “is to recover our senses . . . . In place of a hermeneutics we need an erotics of art.” She would remain a catalyzing presence, whether writing about camp sensibility, the films of Jean-Luc Godard and Alain Resnais, her experiences as a...
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Pages:900
Detailed Subjects: Literary Collections / Essays
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.1 x 8.1 x 1.1 Inches
Book Weight:1.26 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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