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Sontag, Susan 1933-2004

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On photography by Susan Sontag ( Book )
109 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Six essays "first published (in a slightly different form) in The New York Review of Books."
Illness as metaphor by Susan Sontag ( Book )
83 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the fantasies, metaphors, and imagery connected with cancer, tuberculosis, and other types of illnesses
Against interpretation, and other essays by Susan Sontag ( Book )
132 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Item consists of a selection of articles and reviews written between 1962 and 1965
In America : a novel by Susan Sontag ( Book )
53 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Volcano Lover, Susan Sontag's bestselling 1992 novel, retold the love story of Lady Emma 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 confront native Californians and Asian coolies. The image of America, and of California-as fantasy, as escape, as radical simplification-constantly meets a more complex reality. The commune fails and most of the emigres go home, but Maryna stays and triumphs on the American stage. In America is a big, juicy, surprising book-about a woman's search for self-transformation, about the fate of idealism, about the world of the theater-that will captivate its readers from the first page. It is Sontag's most delicious, most brilliant achievement."--Publisher's description
The volcano lover : a romance by Susan Sontag ( Book )
48 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 2,825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A love story set in Naples in 1772 and based on the romantic entanglements of Lord and Lady Hamilton and Lord Nelson
Regarding the pain of others by Susan Sontag ( Book )
38 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 2,425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Watching the evening news offers constant evidence of atrocity--a daily commonplace in our "society of spectacle." But are viewers inured--or incited--to violence by the daily depiction of cruelty and horror? Is the viewer's perception of reality eroded by the universal availability of imagery intended to shock? In this investigation of the role of imagery in our culture, Susan Sontag cuts through circular arguments about how pictures can inspire dissent or foster violence as she takes a fresh look at the representation of atrocity--from Goya's The Disasters of War to photographs of the American Civil War, lynchings of blacks in the South, and Dachau and Auschwitz to contemporary horrific images of Bosnia, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, and New York City on September 11, 2001. Sontag's new book, a startling reappraisal of the intersection of "information", "news," "art," and politics in the contemporary depiction of war and disaster, will forever alter our thinking about the uses and meanings of images in our world
Women by Annie Leibovitz ( Book )
26 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The photographer turns her lens to a favorite topic, women, sharing her portraits of Hillary Rodham Clinton, Eudora Welty, Martina Navratilova, and Jodie Foster, as well as women from other walks of life, including a Navajo weaver, an astronaut, and a rancher
I, etcetera by Susan Sontag ( Book )
36 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and held by 1,626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 the reader with exposed workings of an impassioned intellect in narratives seamed with many of the themes of her essays'the nature of knowing, our relationship with the past, and the future in an alienated present
Styles of radical will by Susan Sontag ( Book )
60 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of essays reveals the author's interpretation of aesthetics and morality in film, literature, and politics, and provides a provocative study on pornography
AIDS and its metaphors by Susan Sontag ( Book )
21 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and held by 1,551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Under the sign of Saturn by Susan Sontag ( Book )
41 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 of our time
At the same time : essays and speeches by Susan Sontag ( Book )
27 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 1,490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sontag's incisive intelligence, expressive brilliance, and deep curiosity about art, politics, and the writer's responsibility to bear witness have secured her place as one of the most important thinkers and writers of the twentieth century. This collection gathers sixteen essays and addresses written in the last years of Sontag's life, when her work was being honored on the international stage, which reflect on the personally liberating nature of literature, her deepest commitment, and on political activism and resistance to injustice as an ethical duty. She considers the works of writers, from the little-known Soviet novelist Leonid Tsypkin, who struggled and eventually succeeded in publishing his only book days before his death; to the greats, such as Nadine Gordimer, who enlarge our capacity for moral judgment. Sontag also fearlessly addresses the dilemmas of post-9/11 America, from the degradation of our political rhetoric to the appalling torture of prisoners in Abu Ghraib.--From publisher description
Death kit by Susan Sontag ( Book )
53 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 conscience
A Barthes reader by Roland Barthes ( Book )
36 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Where the stress falls : essays by Susan Sontag ( Book )
27 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 1,354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Susan Sontag has said that her earliest idea of what a writer should be was "some-one who is interested in everything." Thirty-five years after her first collection of essays, the now classic Against Interpretation, our most important essayist has chosen more than forty longer and shorter pieces from the last two decades that illustrate a deeply felt, kaleidoscopic array of interests, passions, observations, and ideas."--Jacket
The benefactor, a novel by Susan Sontag ( Book )
72 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ten-year-old Belle Mundy's opportunity to learn to read and write is blocked by her fear of being teased
Zelig by Woody Allen ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tratada como un falso documental sobre la vida de Leonard Zelig, un tipo al que se conoció por el camaleón humano, por su enorme capacidad de adoptar el aspecto físico de toda persona con quien contacta
Alice in bed : a play in eight scenes by Susan Sontag ( Book )
12 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A play about Alice James, the bedridden sister of William and Henry James, and her imaginative meetings with such characters as Lewis Carroll's Alice, Emily Dickenson, and Margaret Fuller
Howard Hodgkin paintings by Howard Hodgkin ( Book )
16 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An up-to-date catalogue raisonne of Hodgkin's oil paintings, the first to appear in print, completes the volume. It allows the reader to see the artist's historical development, the full range of his achievement, and the critical reaction to his work. A chronology and extensive bibliography are also included
Essays of the 1960s & 70s by Susan Sontag ( Book )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 of science-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, edited by 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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Alternative Names
Rosenblatt Rieff, Susan
Rosenblatt, Susan 1933-2004
Sangtage, Sushan, 1933-2004
Sonntag, Susan
Sontag, Susan
Sontag, Susan, 1933-
Sontag, Suzan
Sontāga, Sūzena, 1933-2004
Susan Sontag
Zontag, S. 1933-2004
Zontag, Sʹi︠u︡zen 1933-2004
Zontag, Sjuzan 1933-2004
Zontag, S'juzen
Zontag, Suzan
سوزان سونتاغ، 1933-2004
ソンタグ, S
ソンタグ, スーザン
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