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Susan Sontag : a biography

Author: Daniel Schreiber; David B Dollenmayer
Publisher: Evanston, Illinois : Northwestern University Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Susan Sontag (1933-2004) was one of America's first celebrity intellectuals. In the first biography to be published since her death, Daniel Schreiber portrays a glamorous woman full of contradictions and inner conflicts, whose life mirrored the cultural upheavals of her time. While known primarily as a cultural critic and novelist, Sontag was also a filmmaker, stage director, and dramatist. It was her status as a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Susan Sontag; Susan Sontag; Susan Sontag
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Schreiber; David B Dollenmayer
ISBN: 9780810125834 0810125838
OCLC Number: 862589716
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Notes: "Originally published in German in 2007 under the title Susan Sontag: Geist und Glamour."
Description: xiii, 280 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Memories of a so-called childhood (1933-1944) --
The invention of Susan Sontag (1945-1948) --
Intellectual delirium (1949-1957) --
Paris, a romance (1958-1959) --
The New York nexus (1959-1963) --
Camp (1964) --
Styles of the avant-garde (1965-1967) --
Radical chic (1967-1969) --
Behind the camera (1969-1972) --
In semi-exile (1972-1975) --
The kingdom of the sick (1975-1979) --
The last intellectual (1980-1983) --
Small-scale politics (1984-1988) --
Return to the Magic Mountain (1989-1992) --
Theater at the spiritual front (1993-1997) --
Life and afterlife (1998-2001) --
The pain of others (2001-2004).
Other Titles: Susan Sontag.
Responsibility: Daniel Schreiber ; translated from the German by David Dollenmayer.

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