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Susan Sontag
  • Language: de
  • Pages: 407

Susan Sontag

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2016-02-19
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  • Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

English summary: Susan Sontag was an icon who went on the intellectual warpath with Zolas and Voltaire, intervening time and again in politics. But how did Susan Lee Rosenblatt, as she was born in January 1933, come to be the colourful figure of New York's cultural scene that she was? As a woman who loved other women and had arrived virtually penniless with her son in late 1950s New York, how did she manage to establish herself in its largely heterosexual male-dominated literary scene of the 60s? Stephan Isernhagen locates Sontag in the cultural field of the east coast city and argues that the issues she was occupied with, the stances she adopted and the channels she directed her art critici...

Against Interpretation and Other Essays
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 336

Against Interpretation and Other Essays

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2013-05-02
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  • Publisher: Penguin UK

A series of provocative discussions on everything from individual authors to contemporary religious thinking, Against Interpretation and Other Essays is the definitive collection of Susan Sontag's best known and important works published in Penguin Modern Classics. Against Interpretation was Susan Sontag's first collection of essays and made her name as one of the most incisive thinkers of our time. Sontag was among the first critics to write about the intersection between 'high' and 'low' art forms, and to give them equal value as valid topics, shown here in her epoch-making pieces 'Notes on Camp' and 'Against Interpretation'. Here too are impassioned discussions of Sartre, Camus, Simone We...

Susan Sontag
  • Language: de
  • Pages: 72

Susan Sontag

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2003
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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On Photography
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 224

On Photography

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2014-12-04
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  • Publisher: Penguin UK

Susan Sontag's On Photography is a seminal and groundbreaking work on the subject. Susan Sontag's groundbreaking critique of photography asks forceful questions about the moral and aesthetic issues surrounding this art form. Photographs are everywhere, and the 'insatiability of the photographing eye' has profoundly altered our relationship with the world. Photographs have the power to shock, idealize or seduce, they create a sense of nostalgia and act as a memorial, and they can be used as evidence against us or to identify us. In these six incisive essays, Sontag examines the ways in which we use these omnipresent images to manufacture a sense of reality and authority in our lives. 'Sontag ...

A Susan Sontag Reader
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 446

A Susan Sontag Reader

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 they deserve. Sontag is above all a writer, which is only to say that, though the form may differ, there is an essential unity in all her work. The truth of this is perhaps more evident in A Susan Sontag Reader than in any of Sontag's individual books. The writer selected a sampling of her work, meaning the choice both to reflect accurately a career and also to guide the reader toward those qualities and concerns which she prizes in her own writing. A Susan Sontag Reader is arranged chronologically ...

Stories
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 336

Stories

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2017-11-02
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  • Publisher: Penguin UK

The complete short stories of Susan Sontag, one of the most brilliant & influential writers of the twentieth century - collected together for the first time Susan Sontag is most often remembered as a brilliant essayist - inquisitive, analytical, fearlessly outspoken. Yet all throughout her life, she also wrote short stories: fictions which wrestled with those ideas and preoccupations she couldn't address in essay form. These short fictions are allegories, parables, autobiographical vignettes, each capturing an authentic fragment of life, dramatizing Sontag's private griefs and fears. Stories collects all of Sontag's short fiction for the first time. This astonishingly versatile collection showcases its peerless writer at the height of her powers. For any Sontag fan, it is an unmissable testament to her creative achievements

In America
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 432

In America

A glorious, sweeping new novel from the bestselling author of The Volcano Lover. The Volcano Lover, Susan Sontag's bestselling 1992 novel, retold the love story of Emma Lady Hamilton and Lord Nelson with consummate power. In her enthralling new novel--once again based on a real story--Sontag shows us our own country on the cusp of modernity. In 1876 a group of Poles led by Maryna Zalewska, Poland's greatest actress, travel to California to found a "utopian" commune. Maryna, who has renounced her career, is accompanied by her small son and husband; in her entourage is a rising young writer who is in love with her. The novel portrays a West that is still largely empty, where white settlers con...

The Doors und Dostojewski
  • Language: de
  • Pages: 128

The Doors und Dostojewski

  • Categories: Art

Begegnung mit einer intellektuellen Ikone: "Die meisten meiner Gedanken entwickle ich im Gespräch." 1978 treffen sich Susan Sontag und Jonathan Cott zum Interview. Erst in Sontags Pariser Wohnung, dann in ihrem Loft in New York. Entstanden ist ein vielseitiges Gespräch, das Sontag als Denkerin zeigt, vor der kaum ein Thema sicher war - Feminismus, Fotografie, Ästhetik, Ideologie, Chuck Berry und Friedrich Nietzsche - und die sich keinen Deut um die Trennung von Hoch- und Popkultur scherte: "Rock 'n' Roll hat mein Leben verändert." Auch in ihr Privatleben gewährt sie Einblick und erzählt von ihrer Krebserkrankung, die sie zu einer ihrer wichtigsten Publikationen, "Krankheit als Metapher", veranlasste.

Reborn
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 336

Reborn

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2012-01-05
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  • Publisher: Penguin UK

Reborn is the compelling and frank early diary of Susan Sontag. 'Vivid, exhilarating, often moving . . . charts the development of a good writer and an important critic'Sunday Telegraph 'I intend to do everything . . . I shall anticipate pleasure everywhere and find it too, for it is everywhere! I shall involve myself wholly . . .everything matters!' This first selection from Susan Sontag's diaries (from 1947-1963) takes us from early adolescence though to when Sontag was in her early thirties. It is an astonishingly affecting, honest self-portrait which is also a fascinating, revealing account of an artist and critic being born. We see Sontag honing her skills and fashioning herself, by a s...

Susan Sontag
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 368

Susan Sontag

This first biography of Susan Sontag (1933–2004) is now fully revised and updated, providing an even more intimate portrayal of the influential writer’s life and career. The authors base this revision on Sontag’s newly released private correspondence—including emails—and the letters and memoirs of those who knew her best. The authors reveal as never before her early years in Tucson and Los Angeles, her conflicted relationship with her mother, her longing for her absent father, and her precocious achievements at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Chicago. Papers, diaries, and lecture notes, many accessible for the first time, spark a passionate fire in thi...