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Susan Sontag

Daniel Schreiber

Susan Sontag

a biography

by Daniel Schreiber

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Critics,
  • American Women authors,
  • Biography,
  • American Authors,
  • Motion picture producers and directors

  • Edition Notes

    StatementDaniel Schreiber ; translated from the German by David Dollenmayer
    ContributionsDollenmayer, David B.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3569.O6547 Z87913 2014
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii, 280 pages
    Number of Pages280
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27163975M
    ISBN 100810125838
    ISBN 109780810125834
    LC Control Number2014001065
    OCLC/WorldCa862589716


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Drawing attention to how photography is always both art and testimony, Sontag convincingly deconstructs the idea that a photo of pain by itself can reveal anything universal or self evident /5.

Steve Wasserman, editor at large, had kindly sent me Susan Sontag: The Complete Rolling Stones Interview by Jonathan Cott. The original interview ran in The Rolling Stone in – but only a third of the twelve hours of conversations were published, hence this book. Sontag’s collection of essays entitled On Photography is perhaps the most prescient and influential book ever written on the medium.

Though it is now regarded as a seminal art-historical text, Sontag was neither an art professional nor an academic: She was alternately celebrated and derided as a “public intellectual.”.

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The German weekly newspaper Die Zeit published a German translation in Susan Sontag, American intellectual and writer best known for her essays on modern culture. Sontag (who adopted her stepfather’s name) was reared in Tucson, Arizona, and in Los Angeles. She attended the University of California at Berkeley for one year and then transferred to the University of.

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