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Susan Sontag (1933–2004)

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Susan Sontag was born in New York City on January 16, 1933. She received a B.A. from the University of Chicago and did graduate work in philosophy, literature and theology at Harvard University and Saint Anne's College, Oxford University. She was the author of 17 books including four novels, a vis mere collection of short stories, several plays, and eight works of nonfiction. Her novels are The Benefactor, Death Kit, The Volcano Lover, and In America, which won the 2000 National Book Award for fiction. On Photography received the 1978 National Book Critics Circle Award. Her stories and essays have appeared in numerous magazines including The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, The Times Literary Supplement, and Art in America. She also wrote and directed four feature films and stage plays in the United States and Europe. She died from leukemia on December 28, 2004 at the age of 71. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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Værker af Susan Sontag

On Photography (1977) — Forfatter — 3,323 eksemplarer
Regarding the Pain of Others (2003) 1,913 eksemplarer
The Volcano Lover (1992) 1,536 eksemplarer
I Amerika : roman (2000) 1,265 eksemplarer
Women (1999) — Forfatter — 662 eksemplarer
Illness as Metaphor (1978) 645 eksemplarer
Under the Sign of Saturn (1980) 570 eksemplarer
Styles of Radical Will (1969) 478 eksemplarer
Where the Stress Falls (1982) 461 eksemplarer
I, etcetera (1978) 389 eksemplarer
Death Kit (1967) 312 eksemplarer
AIDS og dens metaforer (1989) 261 eksemplarer
A Susan Sontag Reader (1982) 249 eksemplarer
The Benefactor (1963) 243 eksemplarer
Notes on "Camp" (1996) 205 eksemplarer
Essays of the 1960s & 70s (2013) 181 eksemplarer
The Best American Essays 1992 (1992) — Redaktør — 139 eksemplarer
Alice in Bed (1991) 90 eksemplarer
Debriefing: Collected Stories (2017) 82 eksemplarer
Don McCullin (2000) — Essay — 77 eksemplarer
The Way We Live Now [short story] (1991) 64 eksemplarer
On Women (2023) 60 eksemplarer
Violent Legacies: Three Cantos (1992) 52 eksemplarer
Trip to Hanoi (1968) 32 eksemplarer
Stories: Collected Stories (2017) 29 eksemplarer
Brother Carl (1974) 18 eksemplarer
Duet for Cannibals (1970) 14 eksemplarer
Standpunkt beziehen (2016) 7 eksemplarer
Vaikuse esteetika : esseed (2002) 5 eksemplarer
Myśl to forma odczuwania (2014) 4 eksemplarer
La nobile tradizione del dissenso (2005) 4 eksemplarer
Tradurre letteratura (2004) 4 eksemplarer
aproximaci-oacute-n-a-artaud (1980) 4 eksemplarer
Histórias Stories (2019) 3 eksemplarer
RWWM: Memory/Cage (1997) 3 eksemplarer
Dernier recours (2011) 2 eksemplarer
A dama do mar 2 eksemplarer
Sontag on film (2016) 1 eksemplar
Le style camp (2022) 1 eksemplar
benefactor, el 1 eksemplar
Tekster om film (2022) 1 eksemplar
Holocaust 1 eksemplar
Promised Lands (2011) 1 eksemplar
What Have We Done? 1 eksemplar
Sobre la marcha (2006) 1 eksemplar
Godard 1 eksemplar
Ruyalarinin Esiri (2006) 1 eksemplar

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The Temptation to Exist (1956) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver571 eksemplarer
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Writers on Writing: Collected Essays from the New York Times (2001) — Bidragyder — 443 eksemplarer
A Barthes Reader (1982) — Redaktør, nogle udgaver; Introduktion, nogle udgaver410 eksemplarer
Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker (2000) — Bidragyder — 354 eksemplarer
Telling Tales (2004) — Bidragyder — 342 eksemplarer
The Walk (1917) — Forord, nogle udgaver325 eksemplarer
The Portable Sixties Reader (2002) — Bidragyder — 324 eksemplarer
The Best American Essays 2003 (2003) — Bidragyder — 313 eksemplarer
Antonin Artaud: Selected Writings (1976) — Redaktør, nogle udgaver; Introduktion, nogle udgaver310 eksemplarer
Art History and Its Methods: A Critical Anthology (1995) — Bidragyder — 231 eksemplarer
Letters: Summer 1926 (1985) — Forord, nogle udgaver222 eksemplarer
The Disability Studies Reader (1905) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver171 eksemplarer
The Best American Short Stories of the 80s (1990) — Bidragyder — 158 eksemplarer
McLuhan, Hot & Cool (1967) — Bidragyder — 156 eksemplarer
The Best American Essays 1997 (1997) — Bidragyder — 154 eksemplarer
Bellocq: Photographs from Storyville (1970) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver153 eksemplarer
The Best American Short Stories 1987 (1987) — Bidragyder — 129 eksemplarer
Mistresses of the Dark [Anthology] (1998) — Bidragyder — 121 eksemplarer
Plays (2001) — Forord — 99 eksemplarer
Selected Writings of Roland Barthes (1983) — Redaktør, nogle udgaver87 eksemplarer
A Place in the World Called Paris (1994) — Forord — 85 eksemplarer
Science Fiction: The Future (1971) — Bidragyder — 83 eksemplarer
Howard Hodgkin Paintings (1995) — Forord — 56 eksemplarer
The Penguin Book of the Modern American Short Story (2021) — Bidragyder — 51 eksemplarer
Granta 1: New American Writing (1979) — Bidragyder — 44 eksemplarer
Granta 5: The Modern Common Wind (1982) — Bidragyder — 44 eksemplarer
Hitler, a Film From Germany (1978) — Forord, nogle udgaver40 eksemplarer
Science Fiction: A Collection of Critical Essays (1976) — Forfatter — 36 eksemplarer
The Good Parts: The Best Erotic Writing in Modern Fiction (2000) — Bidragyder — 34 eksemplarer
Partisan Review (1998) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver33 eksemplarer
Italy: One Hundred Years of Photography (1984) — Introduktion — 14 eksemplarer
Conjunctions: 30, Paper Airplane (1998) — Bidragyder — 11 eksemplarer
Doubles, Dummies and Dolls: 21 Terror Tales of Replication (1995) — Bidragyder — 10 eksemplarer
American Review 21 (1974) — Bidragyder — 9 eksemplarer
Amerika, Amerika bloemlezing — Bidragyder — 8 eksemplarer
The Analog Sea Review: Number Three (2020) — Bidragyder — 8 eksemplarer
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New Directions in Prose and Poetry 35 (1977) — Bidragyder — 3 eksemplarer
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AMERICAN AUTHORS CHALLENGE--FEBRUARY 2024--SUSAN SONTAG i 75 Books Challenge for 2024 (lørdag 6:15pm)
Susan Sontag i Legacy Libraries (april 2018)
Novel about a melancholic couple i Name that Book (juni 2012)


American author challenge: Susan Sontag. 1933-2004' writer, critic, and public intellectual. She mostly wrote essays, but also published novel. I read what is mostly a short story collection though some felt autobiographical, some leaned toward essay. I can't say that I liked the short stories because I didn't. My impression is that she was a ferocious reader and was compelled to write.
Kristelh | 1 anden anmeldelse | Feb 21, 2024 |
The Cavalier, an art dealer and British ambassador to the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, is obsessed with three things: collecting beautiful and rare pieces of art, watching Vesuvius breathe and rumble, and having a relationship with his nephew's former lover. I know, it's an odd beginning. When the Cavalier's nephew, Charles, grows tired of his mistress he simply sends her to live with his uncle once the Cavalier became a lonely widower. How do you learn to love a stranger? What do you do when that love matures into devotion and passion falls by the wayside? Beyond being a story about relationships and circumstances, The Volcano Lover is also the love story of art, war, and devotion to a life well lived with passion.
There is a cleverness to Sontag's writing. Most of the story is told in the third person with touches of first person narrative sprinkled in. Is that Sontag offering personal tidbits about herself? Who is this off-camera speaker? In the very last section of Volcano Lover the Cavalier, his wife, his mother-in-law, and the Queen all offer first person perspectives on their lives with one another. Both the Cavalier and his mother-in-law are careful to never reveal the Cavalier's wife real name (modeled after Emma Hamilton). No one mentions the hero's name (Lord Nelson in real life), either.
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SeriousGrace | 22 andre anmeldelser | Feb 17, 2024 |
Susan Sontag has published several volumes of cultural essays. On women was posthumously published in 2023, collected and edited by her son, David Rieff. Not all pieces are essays, some are interviews, but some earlier publications also contained such critical interviews. I think it can be said that many of these pieces were not selected or published in earlier collections, because they are somewhat less well-written or express ideas somewhat more extremely or forcefully than in other essays. But Sontag is a great essayist and these eassays aren't second or third rate. Possible they are a subcategory of first rate.

The other reason these essays are somewhat less palatable is the fact they they appeal with vehemence to ideology which is now considered out of vogue. Particularly the second essay "The third world of women" is very leftist of a political colour and intensity which is now further from main stream than in the 1970s, when it was written (in 1973). However, it is the style and the intensity which make it feel dated, not the ideas expressed in these essays.

I experienced a feeling of deja vu with the essay "Fascinating Fascism". I could not make out whether I have read the same essay in an earlier collection of essays or whether this essay is a variant, based on the same material and expressing largely the same idea.

The most impressive essays is obviously the first in the collection, entitled "The double standard of aging". This is the typical style of Susan Sontag: a long essays of 40+ pages that explores every aspect of an issue into its minutest detail leading to a powerful conclusion: Men think less of women because they perceive them as essentially different from themselves.

So, while these essays may not be top of the bill, they are definitely still worth while reading, and in their "extremism" they help establish a better portrait of Susan Sontag to readers who have not known her other than through well-polished publications such as Penguin Modern Classics.

It is a pity that the simple and straightforward title of this collection, namely "On women" is a source of confusion. Many people confuse this collection of essays with an earlier book by Sontag together with Annie Leibovitz, which was a photo book, published in 1999.
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edwinbcn | 1 anden anmeldelse | Feb 17, 2024 |
In what originated as a lecture series, Sontag reflects on the harmful metaphorical use of poorly-understood illnesses, tuberculosis and cancer, in literature, psychoanalytic discourse, and political rhetoric. Sontag cites example after example from works of literature, psychoanalysts/psychologists and political theorists to support her argument. Five decades later, cancer is in many ways as much a mystery as it was when Sontag wrote these essays, so their content is still timely.
cbl_tn | 18 andre anmeldelser | Feb 11, 2024 |



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