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Susan Sontag

Susan Sontag

·3.94·98,000 Ratings
“ Before you speak, let your words pass through three gates: Is it true? Is it necessary? Is it kind? ” ― Rumi
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  • At the Same Time: Essays and Speeches

    ·3.95·538 Ratings
    "A writer is someone who pays attention to the world," Susan Sontag said in her 2003 acceptance speech for the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, and no one exemplified this definition more than she. Sontag's incisive intelligence, expressive brillianc
  • Selected Stories

    ·4.22·1,105 Ratings
    How to place the mysterious Swiss writer Robert Walser, a humble genius who possessed one of the most elusive and surprising sensibilities in modern literature? Walser is many things: a Paul Klee in words, maker of droll, whimsical, tender, and heartbreak
  • A Barthes Reader

    ·4.05·174 Ratings
    A Barthes Reader gives one the image of Barthes as one of the great public teachers of our time, someone who thought out, argued for, and made available several steps in a penetrating reflection on language sign systems, texts- and what they have to tell
  • Plays: Maria Irene Fornes

    ·4.02·164 Ratings
    The celebrated playwright, director, translator, lyricist, and seven-time Obie Award winner, has been an influential voice in American theatre for more than four decades and a highly-regarded teacher of playwriting. Includes: Mud, The Danube, Sarita, and
  • On Photography

    ·3.8·28,756 Ratings
    First published in 1973, this is a study of the force of photographic images which are continually inserted between experience and reality. Sontag develops further the concept of 'transparency'. When anything can be photographed and photography has destro
  • Regarding the Pain of Others

    ·4.02·7,008 Ratings
    Twenty-five years after her classic On Photography, Susan Sontag returns to the subject of visual representations of war and violence in our culture today. How does the spectacle of the sufferings of others (via television or newsprint) affect us? Are vie
  • Illness as Metaphor & AIDS and Its Metaphors

    ·3.95·2,379 Ratings
    In 1978 Susan Sontag wrote Illness as Metaphor, a classic work described by Newsweek as "one of the most liberating books of its time." A cancer patient herself when she was writing the book, Sontag shows how the metaphors and myths surrounding certain il
  • I, etcetera

    ·3.74·685 Ratings
    In eight stories, this singular collection of short fiction written over the course of ten years explores the terrain of modern urban life. In reflective, telegraphic prose, Susan Sontag confronts the reader with exposed workings of an impassioned intelle
  • Styles of Radical Will

    ·4.14·386 Ratings
    Styles of Radical Will, Susan Sontag's second collection of essays, extends the investigations she undertook in Against Interpretation with essays on film, literature, politics, and a groundbreaking study of pornography.
  • Where the Stress Falls: Essays

    ·3.82·260 Ratings
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