The Scandal of Susan Sontag
Language: en
Pages: 264
Authors: Barbara Ching, Jennifer A. Wagner-Lawlor
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: Columbia University Press

Susan Sontag (1933-2004) spoke of the promiscuity of art and literature?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?theater, sex, politics, novels, torture, and
Susan Sontag
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Jerome Boyd Maunsell
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-04-15 - Publisher: Reaktion Books

“My idea of a writer: someone interested in ‘everything.’” This declaration by Susan Sontag (1933–2004) seemed to reflect her own life as an essayist, diarist, filmmaker, playwright, and novelist writing on a startling range of topics—from literature, dance, film, and painting to cancer, AIDS, and the ethics of war reportage.
Susan Sontag
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: Carl Rollyson, Lisa Paddock
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-08-25 - Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

This first biography of Susan Sontag (1933-2004) is now fully revised and updated, providing an even more intimate portrayal of the influential writer's life and career. The authors base this revision on Sontag's newly released private correspondence--including emails--and the letters and memoirs of those who knew her best. The authors
Interpreting Susan Sontag’s Essays
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Mark K. Fulk
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-04-13 - Publisher: Routledge

Interpreting Susan Sontag’s Essays: Radical Contemplative offers its readers a scholarly examination of her essays within the context of philosophy and aesthetic theory. This study sets up a dialogue between her works and their philosophical counterparts in France and Germany, including the works of Hannah Arendt, Jacques Derrida, Roland Barthes,
Understanding Susan Sontag
Language: en
Pages: 152
Authors: Carl Rollyson
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-10-01 - Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

With the publication of Susan Sontag's diaries, the development of her career can now be evaluated in a more genetic sense, so that the origins of her ideas and plans for publication are made plain in the context of her role as a public intellectual, who is increasingly aware of