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  • Against Interpretation and Other Essaysby Susan Sontag

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 20.40

    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...

  • On Photographyby Susan Sontag

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 16.98

    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... more...

  • In Americaby Susan Sontag

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2001; US$ 9.99

    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...

  • A Susan Sontag Readerby Susan Sontag

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 9.99

    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... more...

  • Where the Stress Fallsby Susan Sontag

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2002; US$ 7.99

    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...

  • As Consciousness is Harnessed to Fleshby Susan Sontag

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 18.68

    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...

  • Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and Its Metaphorsby Susan Sontag

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 23.80

    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; US$ 20.40

    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...

  • Styles of Radical Willby Susan Sontag

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 23.80

    This collection of essays contains some of the most important pieces of criticism of the twentieth century, including the classics 'The Aesthetics of Silence', a brilliant account of language, thought and consciousness, and 'Trip to Hanoi', written during the Vietnam War. Here too is an excoriating account of America's identity and future, a robust... more...

  • The Benefactorby Susan Sontag

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 20.40

    The Benefactor is Susan Sontag's first book and first novel. It was originally published in 1963, and introduced a unique writer to the world. In the form of a memoir by a latter-day Candide named Hippolyte, The Benefactor leads us on a kind of psychic Grand Tour, in which Hippolyte's violently imaginative dream life becomes indistinguishable from... more...