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At the same time : essays and speeches

Author: Susan Sontag; Paolo Dilonardo; Anne Jump
Publisher: London : Hamish Hamilton, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'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.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Sontag; Paolo Dilonardo; Anne Jump
ISBN: 024117371X 9780241173718 9780241143711 0241143713
OCLC Number: 174091063
Description: xvii, 235 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: An argument about beauty --
1926 ... Pasternak, Tsvetayeva, Rilke --
Loving Dostoyevsky --
A double destiny : on Anna Banti's artemisia --
Unextinguished : the case for Victor Serge --
Outlandish : on Halldor Laxness's under the glacier --
9.11.01 --
A few weeks after --
One year after --
Photography : a little summa --
Regarding the torture of others --
The conscience of words --
The world as India --
On courage and resistance --
Literature is freedom --
At the same time : the novelist and moral reasoning.
Responsibility: Susan Sontag ; edited by Paolo Dilonardo and Anne Jump ; foreword by David Rieff.

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Reflects on the personally liberating nature of literature, and on political activism as an ethical duty, and addresses the dilemmas of post 9/11 America. This title contains a collection of sixteen  Read more...

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"What ultimately matters about Sontag . . . is what she has defended: the life of the mind, and the necessity for reading and writing as 'a way of being fully human.'"--Hilary Mantel, "Los Angeles Read more...

 
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