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  • Regarding the Pain of Othersby Susan Sontag

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; Not Available

    Regarding the Pain of Others is Susan Sontag's searing analysis of our numbed response to images of horror. From Goya's Disasters of War to news footage and photographs of the conflicts in Vietnam, Rwanda and Bosnia, pictures have been charged with inspiring dissent, fostering violence or instilling apathy in us, the viewer. Regarding... more...

  • In Americaby Susan Sontag

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2001; US$ 18.99

    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... more...

  • On Photographyby Susan Sontag

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 15.99

    Winner of the National Book Critics' Circle Award for Criticis m. One of the most highly regarded books of its kind, On Photography first appeared in 1977 and is described by its author as ?a progress of essays about the meaning and career of photographs.? It begins with the famous ?In Plato?s Cave?essay, then offers five other prose meditations... more...

  • Where the Stress Fallsby Susan Sontag

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2002; US$ 18.99

    Susan Sontag has said that her earliest idea of what a writer should be was "someone 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... more...

  • Rebornby Susan Sontag

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available

    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... more...

  • As Consciousness is Harnessed to Fleshby Susan Sontag

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available

    As Consciousness is Harnessed to Flesh reveals the inner life of Susan Sontag. Providing a unique insight into the mind of one of the leading intellectuals of the modern age, Susan Sontag's As Conscious is Harnessed to Flesh chronicles the cultural, moral, and political journeys of this renowned critic and artist at the height of her... more...

  • Alice in Bedby Susan Sontag

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1993; US$ 13.99

    Alice in Bed is a free dramatic fantasy which merges the life of Alice James, the brilliant sister of William and Henry James, with the heroine of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. It is a play about the anguish and grief and rage of women; and about the triumphs and limitations of the imagination. more...

  • Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and Its Metaphorsby Susan Sontag

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; Not Available

    In l978 Sontag wrote Illness As Metaphor . A cancer patient herself at the time, she shows how the metaphors and myths surrounding certain illnesses, especially cancer, add greatly to the suffering of the patients and often inhibit them from seeking proper treatment. By demystifying the fantasies surrounding cancer, Sontag shows cancer for what it... more...

  • In Americaby Susan Sontag

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; Not Available

    The story of In America is inspired by the emigration to America in 1876 of Helena Modrzejewska, Poland's most celebrated actress, accompanied by her husband, Count Karol Chlapowski, her fifteen-year-old son, Rudolf, the young journalist and future author of Quo Vadis , Henryk Sienkiewicz, and a few friends; their brief sojourn in Anaheim, California;... more...

  • Against Interpretation and Other Essaysby Susan Sontag

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; Not Available

    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... more...