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Author Sontag, Susan, 1933-2004.

Uniform Title Selected works
Title Susan Sontag : essays of the 1960s & 70s / David Rieff, editor.

Publication Info. New York : Library of America, [2013]
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Description viii, 875 pages ; 21 cm
Series Library of America ; 246.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Against interpretation and other essays (1966). Against interpretation -- On style -- The artist as exemplary sufferer -- Simone Weil -- Camus' Notebooks -- Michel Leiris' Manhood -- The anthropologist as hero -- The literacy criticism of Georg Lukacs -- Sartre's Saint Genet -- Nathalie Sarraute and the novel -- Ionesco -- Reflections on The Deputy -- The death of tragedy -- Going to theater, etc. -- Marat/Sade/Artaud -- Spiritual style in the films of Robert Bresson -- Godard's Vivre Sa Vie -- The imagination of disaster -- Jack Smith's Flaming Creatures -- Resnais' Muriel -- A note on novels and films -- Piety without content -- Psychoanalysis and Norman O. Brown's Life Against Death -- Happenings: an art of radical juxtaposition -- Notes on "Camp" -- One culture and the new sensibility -- Styles of radical will. The aesthetics of silence -- The pornographic imagination -- "Thinking against oneself": reflections on Cioran -- Theatre and film -- Bergman's Peronsa -- Godard -- What's happening in America (1966) -- Trip to Hanoi -- On photography (1977). In Plato's cave -- America, seen through the photographs, darkly -- Melancholy objects -- The heroism of vision -- Photographic evangels -- The image-world -- A brief anthology of quotations -- Illness as metaphor. Uncollected essays. William Burroughs and the novel -- The double standard of aging -- The third world of women -- Francis Bacon: "about being in pain" -- A woman's beauty: put-down or power source -- Beauty: how will it change next?
Summary With the publication of her first book, Against Interpretation, in 1966, Susan Sontag placed herself at the forefront of an era of cultural and political transformation. "What is important now," she wrote, "is to recover our senses ... In place of a hermeneutics we need an erotics of art." She would remain a catalyzing presence, whether writing about camp sensibility, the films of Jean-Luc Godard and Alain Resnais, her experiences as a traveler to Hanoi at the height of the Vietnam War, the aesthetics of science-fiction and pornography, or a range of modern thinkers from Simone Weil to E.M. Cioran. She opened dazzling new perspectives on any subject she addressed, whether the nature of photography or cultural attitudes toward illness. This volume, edited by Sontag's son David Rieff, presents the full texts of four essential books: Against Interpretation, Styles of Radical Will (1969), On Photography (1977), and Illness as Metaphor (1978). Also here as a special feature are six previously uncollected essays including studies of William S. Burroughs and the painter Francis Bacon and a series of reflections on beauty, aging, and the emerging feminist movement.
Subject American essays.
Added Title Essays of the 1960s & 70s
Essays of the Nineteen sixties and seveties.
Susan Sontag : essays of the nineteen sixties and seventies.
Sontag : essays of the 1960s & 70s.
ISBN 9781598532555 (hbk.)
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