At the Same Time

«At the time [Sontag] died, she was America’s best-known public intellectual. To my mind, she was also the most exemplary. Intellectually and imaginatively gifted to an extraordinary degree, she used her fearless intelligence to illuminate some of the deepest contradictions of contemporary life»

John Gray, New Statesman

Contains sixteen essays. Reflecting on literature, photography and art, post 9/11 America and political activism, this title includes these essays that encompass the themes that dominated the author's life and work, revealing why she remains one of the twentieth century's pre-eminent writers and thinkers. Les mer

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Contains sixteen essays. Reflecting on literature, photography and art, post 9/11 America and political activism, this title includes these essays that encompass the themes that dominated the author's life and work, revealing why she remains one of the twentieth century's pre-eminent writers and thinkers.

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Forlag
Penguin Books Ltd
Innbinding
Paperback
Språk
Engelsk
Sider
256
ISBN
9780141031682
Utgivelsesår
2008
Format
20 x 13 cm

Om forfatteren

Susan Sontag was born in Manhattan in 1933 and studied at the universities of Chicago, Harvard and Oxford. Her non-fiction works include On Photography, Regarding the Pain of Others and At the Same Time. She was also the author of four novels, including The Volcano Lover and In America, as well as a collection of stories and several plays. She was awarded the Jerusalem Prize, and received the Prince of Asturias Prize for Literature and the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade. She died in December 2004.

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«At the time [Sontag] died, she was America’s best-known public intellectual. To my mind, she was also the most exemplary. Intellectually and imaginatively gifted to an extraordinary degree, she used her fearless intelligence to illuminate some of the deepest contradictions of contemporary life»

John Gray, New Statesman

«Intense and insightful . . . some excellent and essential essays»

Financial Times

«Sontag’s clear thinking . . . shines like a spotlight in dark places»

The Times

«A formidable mind . . . America’s foremost intellectual . . . [Sontag’s] willingness to shoulder the responsibility and complicity for acts that most Americans are only too eager to condemn is the sign of a spirit open to examining any idea except compromise»

Metro

«[A] powerful collection . . . Sontag's brilliance as a literary critic, her keen analytical skill and her genius for the searingly apt phrase are all fiercely displayed here»

Publishers Weekly

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