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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 )

332 editions published between 1973 and 2017 in 21 languages and held by 4,471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six essays "first published (in a slightly different form) in The New York Review of Books."
In America : a novel by Susan Sontag( Book )

123 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in 17 languages and held by 3,156 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
Against interpretation, and other essays by Susan Sontag( Book )

174 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in English and German and held by 3,047 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
The volcano lover : a romance by Susan Sontag( Book )

152 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 16 languages and held by 2,988 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 )

96 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 2,688 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 )

167 editions published between 1977 and 2017 in 16 languages and held by 2,681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the fantasies, metaphors, and imagery connected with cancer, tuberculosis, and other types of illnesses
Women by Annie Leibovitz( Book )

32 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,836 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
Under the sign of Saturn by Susan Sontag( Book )

105 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 1,784 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 )

110 editions published between 1966 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 1,708 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 )

83 editions published between 1963 and 2009 in 9 languages and held by 1,686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu shou lu le shi ge duan pian xiao shuo, Zhan xian le er zhan zhi hou cheng zhang qi lai de nei dai mei guo zhi shi jing ying de xin lu li cheng, Zhi shi nü xing de jing shen xiao xiang, Yi ji dang di mei guo dou shi ren de sheng huo fang shi, Bing tan suo le duan pian xiao shuo zhei zhong biao xian xing shi wu xian de ke neng
AIDS and its metaphors by Susan Sontag( Book )

51 editions published between 1988 and 1997 in 7 languages and held by 1,601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ogni epoca e ogni società sembrano avere un oscuro bisogno di una malattia che dia corpo a ansie, paure, fobie collettive, e che sia possibile identificare con il Male. La demonizzazione della malattia ha come prima conseguenza l'attribuzione di una colpa segreta al paziente. Dieci anni fa, Susan Sontag sperimentò nella propria esperienza di malata che il cancro imprimeva una sorta di marchio su chi ne veniva colpito: era considerato (e lo è in parte tuttora) la malattia degli sconfitti e dei depressi. Fu proprio per combattere quest'uso mortificante della Malattia come metafora che la Sontag scrisse il libro dallo stesso titolo, che ha avuto vasta eco non soltanto negli Stati Uniti, e che Einaudi ha tradotto in questa collana. Ma ecco che una nuova malattia (o per meglio dire una situazione clinica che prelude a un vasto spettro di malattie tutte mortali) è venuta a sostituire il cancro come immagine di pestilenza contemporanea. La forza metaforica dell'Aids, dice la Sontag, nasce dall'aura misteriosa che la circonda e dal fatto che non si è ancora trovata una terapia adeguata. Dopo aver inquadrato l'attuale realtà clinica del fenomeno, la Sontag passa a studiare come esso viene vissuto e rappresentato nell'immaginario collettivo. Sin dall'antichità le malattie sono state intese come giudizio sulla collettività, e poi come punizione per una trasgressione individuale. Esiste un rapporto diretto tra il concetto di malattia e il concetto di ciò che è straniero, quindi minaccioso e aggressivo: non a caso si dice che il contagio dell'Aids arrivi dal Terzo Mondo. La paura dell'Aids rafforza la cultura dell'individualismo e dell'isolamento, modifica mentalità e comportamenti. Susan Sontag ha scritto anche questo libro con la passione civile, la lucidità e l'ampiezza dei riferimenti culturali (da Lucrezio a John Donne, da Debussy a Thomas Mann) che siamo abituati a riconoscerle. (Autrice)
Death kit by Susan Sontag( Book )

102 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 1,525 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 )

28 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,408 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 )

48 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,392 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 )

36 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 1,302 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 )

111 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,286 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 )

66 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two essays address how the myths surrounding certain illnesses, especially cancer and AIDS, can add to a patient's suffering and even inhibit someone from seeking treatment
Zelig by Woody Allen( Visual )

14 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This spoof of documentary films stars Woody Allen as Leonard Zelig, the famous "Chameleon Man" of the 1920's, whose personality was so vague he would assume the characteristics of whomever he came into contact with. Filmed in black-and-white, the movie simulates the look of a newsreel, complete with stentorian narration
Alice in bed : a play in eight scenes by Susan Sontag( Book )

15 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 787 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 759 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
In America : a novelAgainst interpretation, and other essaysThe volcano lover : a romanceRegarding the pain of othersIllness as metaphorWomenUnder the sign of SaturnStyles of radical will
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 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

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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