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The scandal of Susan Sontag

Author: Barbara Ching; Jennifer A Wagner-Lawlor
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2009.
Series: Gender and culture.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Susan Sontag (1933-2004) spoke of the promiscuity of art and literature & mdash;the willingness of great artists and writers to scandalize their spectators through critical frankness, complexity, and beauty. Sontag's life and thought were no less promiscuous. She wrote deeply and engagingly about a range of subjects & mdash;theater, sex, politics, novels, torture, and illness & mdash;and courted celebrity and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Scandal of Susan Sontag.
New York : Columbia University Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2009033601
Named Person: Susan Sontag; Susan Sontag
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Ching; Jennifer A Wagner-Lawlor
ISBN: 9780231520454 023152045X
OCLC Number: 785782102
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 264 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction: unextinguished: Susan Sontag's work in progress / Barbara Ching and Jennifer A. Wagner-Lawlor --
Some notes on "Notes on camp" / Terry Castle --
Absolute seriousness: Susan Sontag in American popular culture / Dana Heller --
"Not even a New Yorker": Susan Sontag in America / Barbara Ching --
Romances of community in Sontag's later fiction / Jennifer A. Wagner-Lawlor --
Sontag, modernity, and cinema: women and an aesthetics of silence, 1960-1980 / E. Ann Kaplan --
Sontag on theater / Julia Walker --
The "counterculture" in quotation marks: Sontag and Marcuse on the work of revolution / Craig J. Peariso --
A way of feeling is a way of seeing: Sontag and the visual arts / Leslie Luebbers --
Metaphors kill: "Against interpretation" and the illness books / Jay Prosser --
The posthumous life of Susan Sontag / Nancy K. Miller --
In summa: the latter essays: an appreciation / Sohnya Sayres --
Susan Sontag, cosmophage / Wayne Koestenbaum.
Series Title: Gender and culture.
Responsibility: edited by Barbara Ching and Jennifer A. Wagner-Lawlor.
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Susan Sontag (1933-2004) spoke of the promiscuity of art and literature & mdash;the willingness of great artists and writers to scandalize their spectators through critical frankness, complexity, and beauty. Sontag's life and thought were no less promiscuous. She wrote deeply and engagingly about a range of subjects & mdash;theater, sex, politics, novels, torture, and illness & mdash;and courted celebrity and controversy both publicly and privately. Throughout her career, she not only earned adulation but also provoked scorn. Her living was the embodiment of scandal. In this collect.

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