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Sontag, Susan 1933-2004

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Most widely held works by Susan Sontag
On photography by Susan Sontag( Book )

207 editions published between 1973 and 2017 in 18 languages and held by 3,746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six essays "first published (in a slightly different form) in The New York Review of Books."
Against interpretation, and other essays by Susan Sontag( Book )

182 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 3,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the publisher. First published in 1966, this celebrated book -- Sontag's first collection of essays -- quickly became a modern classic, and has had an enormous influence in America and abroad on thinking about the arts and contemporary culture. As well as the title essay and the famous "Notes on Camp," Against Interpretation includes original and provocative discussions of Sartre, Simone Weil, Godard, Beckett, science-fiction movies, psychoanalysis, and contemporary religious thinking. This edition features a new afterword by Sontag
In America : a novel by Susan Sontag( Book )

86 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 14 languages and held by 2,912 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 )

101 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 17 languages and held by 2,804 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 )

62 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 2,578 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
Illness as metaphor by Susan Sontag( Book )

108 editions published between 1977 and 2017 in 15 languages and held by 2,447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the fantasies, metaphors, and imagery connected with cancer, tuberculosis, and other types of illnesses
Under the sign of Saturn by Susan Sontag( Book )

88 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 1,688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: In her most recent collection of essays, "one of America's foremost critics" (Washington Post) discusses the relationship between moral and esthetic ideas. A collection of essays on Paul Goodman, Antonin Artaud, Walter Benjamin, Hans-Jurgen Syberberg, Roland Barthes, Elias Canetti, and Leni Riefenstahl
Styles of radical will by Susan Sontag( Book )

96 editions published between 1966 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 1,656 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
I, etcetera by Susan Sontag( Book )

61 editions published between 1963 and 2009 in 9 languages and held by 1,591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

AIDS and its metaphors by Susan Sontag( Book )

41 editions published between 1988 and 1997 in 7 languages and held by 1,554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"AIDS brings together two powerful metaphors about illness. First, AIDS develops further the theme (seen earlier in cancer) of disease as invader: the enemy invades and destroys you from within. Thus, AIDS strengthens the use of military metaphors in medicine. The war against cancer is reincarnated as a war against AIDS. Secondly, because AIDS is a sexually transmitted disease, it also evokes the theme of plague-as-punishment. Sontag's project in this essay is more focused than in the earlier book. She acknowledges that the medical and public health response to AIDS explicitly counters these myths. She concludes that "not all metaphors applied to illnesses and their treatment are equally unsavory and distorting" (p. 94). The metaphor she is most anxious to see eliminated is the military metaphor, both on an illness level (illness invades the person) and a societal level (social problems invade society)." -- Publisher description
Women by Annie Leibovitz( Book )

20 editions published in 1999 in 3 languages and held by 1,527 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
Death kit by Susan Sontag( Book )

100 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 1,524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The novel is a narrative of the suffering of Dalton 'Diddy' Harron, told through his own observations. He works in advertising for a microscope manufacturer, is thirty-three and divorced and a month ago tried to commit suicide. The haphazard events of his life, including killing a railway worker and falling in love with a blind girl, are brought to us through the lens of Diddy's own mind. We follow him through his journey to justify his actions and exorcise his inner demons, but we can see what is happening to Diddy only from inside his head, in the present, and the balance of his mind does not always bear close scrutiny."--Publisher
At the same time : essays and speeches by Susan Sontag( Book )

34 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and Korean and held by 1,453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'At the Same Time' gathers 16 essays and addresses written in the last years of Susan Sontag's life, which reflect on the personally liberating nature of literature, and on political activism as an ethical duty, and fearlessly address the dilemmas of post-9/11 America
A Barthes reader by Roland Barthes( Book )

47 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Along with only a handful of other writers, Roland Barthes has set the direction of modern cultural and literary criticism. More than two dozen of his books have appeared in English translation, and several major American writers have heralded his essays as elegant and profound. This book includes his earliest essay (on Gide), his Inaugural Lecture at the Collège de France, and "Deliberation," none of which had previously been published in English. It also offers a broad sampling from the most representative of his major works: On Racine, Writing Degree Zero, Mythologies, Critical Essays, The Pleasure of the Text, Sade/Fourier/Loyola, Roland Barthes by Roland Barthes, Image-Music-Text, A Lover's Discourse, The Eiffel Tower and Other Mythologies, and New Critical Essays. The texts are presented in their entirety, except in the case of a few of the lengthier ones, from which Sontag has chosen substantial key sections. All the selections are eloquently translated, and Sontag's introductory essay-itself an important contribution to Barthes studies-stands as a definitive evaluation and summation of the author and his work
Where the stress falls : essays by Susan Sontag( Book )

32 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,298 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 )

101 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,226 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
Illness as metaphor ; and, AIDS and its metaphors by Susan Sontag( Book )

61 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1978, while recovering from cancer, Susan Sontag wrote Illness as metaphor, the celebrated essay on the invented and often punitive uses of illness in our culture. It was not surprising that a decade later, after the advent of AIDS, Sontag felt compelled to write a sequel that would counter the almost universal labeling of AIDS as a "plague". Published together in one volume these works are brimming with humane and original ideas about disease and the modern condition
Zelig by Woody Allen( Visual )

15 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 980 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 )

14 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 776 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
Essays of the 1960s & 70s by Susan Sontag( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 765 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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In America : a novel
Against interpretation, and other essaysIn America : a novelThe volcano lover : a romanceRegarding the pain of othersIllness as metaphorUnder the sign of SaturnStyles of radical willI, etcetera
Alternative Names
Rosenblatt Rieff, Susan

Rosenblatt, Susan

Rosenblatt, Susan 1933-2004

Sangtage, Sushan, 1933-2004

Sonntag, Susan

Sontag, Susan

Sontag, Susan, 1933-

Sontag, Suzan

Sontāga, Sūzena, 1933-2004

Susan Sontag

Susan Sontag American writer and filmmaker, professor, and activist

Susan Sontag Amerikaans schrijfster

Susan Sontag amerikanesch Publizistin

Susan Sontag amerikanjuutalainen kirjailija, esseisti ja ihmisoikeusaktivisti

Susan Sontag en amerikansk författare, litteraturkritiker och debattör

Susan Sontag essayiste et romancière américaine

Susan Sontag pisarka amerykańska

Susan Sontag profesora, directora de cine, guionista y escritora estadounidense

Susan Sontag scrittrice statunitense

Susan Sontag US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin, Essayistin und Publizistin

Susan Sontagová

Susanna Sontag

Sūzana Zontāga

Zontag, S. 1933-2004

Zontag, S´iuzen, 1933-2004

Zontag, Sʹi︠u︡zen 1933-2004

Zontag, Sjuzan 1933-2004

Zontag, S'juzen

Zontag, S'juzen, 1933-2004

Zontag, Suzan

Zontag Suzana

Σούζαν Σόνταγκ Αμερικανίδα συγγραφέας, δοκιμιογράφος, σκηνοθέτρια και ακτιβίστρια

Зонтаг С. 1933-2004

Зонтаг, Сьюзен

Розенблатт С. 1933-2004

Сузан Зонтаг

Сьюзан Зонтаг

Сьюзен Зонтаґ американська письменниця

Сюзън Зонтаг

Սյուզան Սոնթագ

זונטג, סוזן, 1933-

סוזן סונטג במאית קולנוע וסופרת, פרופסור ופעילה חברתית אמריקאית

סונטאג, סוזן, 1933-2004

سوزان سانتاق

سوزان سونتاج

سوزان سونتاغ، 1933-2004

سوزان سونتاگ فیلمنامه‌نویس، نویسنده، و کارگردان آمریکایی

सूसन सानटाग

সুসান সনট্যাগ

ਸੂਜ਼ਨ ਸਾਨਟੈਗ

സൂസൻ സൊൻടാഗ്

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손탁, 수잔 1933-2004

손택, 수잔 1933-2004

손택, 수전 1933-2004

수전 손택 미국의 소설가·문예 평론가·사회 운동가

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ソンタグ, S

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桑塔格, 苏珊