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Later essays, Susan Sontag ; David Rieff, editor

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Later essays
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Later essays
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Susan Sontag ; David Rieff, editor
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Susan Sontag, later essays
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eng
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An unprecedented collection of the controversial later writings of the greatest and most provocative critic of our time. Susan Sontag was the most influential critic of her time. This second volume in Library of America's definitive Sontag edition gathers all the collected essays and speeches from her last quarter-century, brilliant works whose subjects, from the AIDS epidemic, 9/11, the Iraq war, and the perverse allure of Fascism to painting, dance, music, film, and scintillating literary portraits of such writers as Walter Benjamin, Roland Barthes, Antonin Artaud, Machado de Assis, Jorge Luis Borges, Nadine Gordimer, Joseph Brodsky, W. G. Sebald, Marina Tsvetayeva, and Robert Walser, bear enduring witness to passionate curiosity and expansive intellect. She brings to every subject an unwavering focus and intensity, and a deep commitment to extending our sense of what a human life can be, as she said on accepting the Jerusalem Prize in 2000. An account of her 1993 residence in war-torn Sarajevo to stage a production of Waiting for Godot becomes a meditation on the meaning of culture: Culture, serious culture, is an expression of human dignity-which is what people in Sarajevo feel they have lost. AIDS and Its Metaphors marks a further development of the central ideas of her classic Illness as Metaphor, while Regarding the Pain of Others explores eloquently the troubling moral issues surrounding photographic depictions of violence, cruelty, and atrocity
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Susan Sontag
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With the publication of her first book, 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 traveler to Hanoi at the height of the Vietnam War, the aesthetics ofscience-fiction and pornography, or a range of modern thinkers from Simone Weil to E.M. Cioran. She opened dazzling new perspectives on any subject she addressed, whether the nature of photography or cultural attitudes toward illness. This volume, editedby Sontag's son David Rieff, presents the full texts of four essential books: Against Interpretation, Styles of Radical Will (1969), On Photography (1977), and Illness as Metaphor (1978). Also here as a special feature are six previously uncollected essays including studies of William S. Burroughs and the painter Francis Bacon and a series of reflections on beauty, aging, and the emerging feminist movement
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10221987
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814/.54
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index present
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essays
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bibliography
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The Library of America
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292
Target audience
adult
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essays of the 1960s & 70s
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Susan Sontag
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Later essays, Susan Sontag ; David Rieff, editor
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
  • Mind as passion
  • AIDS and its metaphors
  • (1989)
  • Where the stress falls
  • (2001).
  • A poet's prose
  • Where the stress falls
  • Afterlives : the case of Machado de Assis
  • A mind in mourning
  • The wisdom project
  • Under the sign of Saturn
  • Writing itself : on Roland Barthes
  • Walser's voice
  • Danilo Kiš
  • Gombrowicz's Ferdydurke
  • Pedro Páramo
  • DQ
  • A letter to Borges
  • A century of cinema
  • A novel into film : Fassbinder's Berlin Alexanderplatz
  • A note on Bunraku
  • (1980).
  • A place for fantasy
  • The pleasure of the image
  • About Hodgkin
  • A lexicon for Available light
  • In memory of their feelings
  • Dancer and the dance
  • Lincoln Kirstein
  • Wagner's fluids
  • An ecstasy of lament
  • One hundred years of Italian photography
  • On Paul Goodman
  • On Bellocq
  • Borland's babies
  • Certain Mapplethorpes
  • A photograph is not an opinion. Or is it?
  • Homage to Halliburton
  • Singleness
  • Writing as reading
  • Thirty years later
  • Questions of travel
  • The idea of Europe (one more elegy)
  • Approaching Artaud
  • The very comical lament of Pyramus and Thisbe (an interlude)
  • Answers to a questionnaire
  • Waiting for Godot in Sarajevo
  • "There" and "here"
  • Joseph Brodsky
  • On being translated
  • Regarding the pain of others
  • (2003)
  • At the same time : essays and speeches
  • (2007).
  • Fascinating fascism
  • Preface by Paolo Dilonardo and Anne Jump
  • Foreword by David Rieff
  • An argument about beauty
  • 1926 ... Pasternak, Tsevtayeva, Rilke
  • Loving Dostoyevsky
  • A double destiny : on Anna Banti's Artemisia
  • Unextinguished : the case for Victor Serge
  • Outlandish : on Halldór Laxness's Under the glacier
  • 9.11.01
  • A few weeks after
  • Under the sign of Saturn
  • One year after
  • Photography : a little summa
  • Regarding the torture of others
  • The conscience of words
  • The world as India
  • On courage and resistance
  • Literature is freedom
  • At the same time : the novelist and moral reasoning
  • Chronology
  • Syberberg's Hitler
  • Remembering Barthes
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21111100
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xi, 865 pages
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9781598535198
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2016946088
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