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  • Rebornby Susan Sontag

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 15.98

    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; US$ 17.58

    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$ 22.40

    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$ 19.20

    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; US$ 19.20

    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...

  • Styles of Radical Willby Susan Sontag

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 22.40

    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$ 19.20

    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...

  • Under the Sign of Saturnby Susan Sontag

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 19.20

    Susan Sontag's third essay collection brings together her most important critical writing from 1972 to 1980. In these provocative and hugely influential works she explores some of the most controversial artists and thinkers of our time, including her now-famous polemic against Hitler's favourite film-maker, Leni Riefenstahl, and the cult of fascist... more...

  • Where the Stress Fallsby Susan Sontag

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 22.40

    Where the Stress Falls is divided into three sections: the first, 'Reading', includes ardent pieces on writers from Sontag's own private canon - Machado de Assis, Barthes, W. G. Sebald, Borges, Tsvetaeva and Elizabeth Hardwick. In the second, 'Seeing', she shares her passions for film, dance, photography, painting, opera and theatre. And in the final... more...

  • The Volcano Loverby Susan Sontag

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 19.20

    A historical romance, Sontag's book is based on the lives of Sir William Hamilton, his wife, Emma, and Lord Nelson in the final decades of the eighteenth century. Passionately examining the shape of Western civilization since the Age of Enlightenment, Sontag's novel is an exquisitely detailed picture of revolution, the fate of nature, art and love. more...