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- DescriptionAs Consciousness is Harnessed to Flesh reveals the inner life of Susan Sontag. Providing a unique insight into the mind of one of the leading intellectuals of the modern age, Susan Sontag's As Conscious is Harnessed to Flesh chronicles the cultural, moral, and political journeys of this rewned critic and artist at the height of her powers. As Consciousness Is Harnessed to Flesh follows Sontag through the turbulent years of the late 1960s - from her trip to Hai at the peak of the Vietnam War to her time making films in Sweden - up to 1980, just before the beginning of the Reagan era. This is an invaluable record of the inner workings of one of the most inquisitive and analytical thinkers of the twentieth century at the height of her power. It is also a remarkable document of on individual's political and moral awakening. 'More true to life, both intellectual and emotional, than the most artful vel or careful biography' Sunday Telegraph 'Gold dust' Sunday Times 'A powerful self-portrait emerges. In its fragmentation ...and passion, its combination of the erudite and the everyday, it is more true to life, both intellectual and emotional, than the most artful vel or careful biography. It may well be that Sontag's diaries will come to be seen as just as brilliant and important as anything she wrote' Sunday Telegraph 'Mesmerising, fascinating' Guardian 'Express the fullness and diversity of her intellectual curiosity. Revelatory in the most profound sense: they are existential fragments, self-selected thoughts, emotions, reactions ...arising in one of the most remarkable minds of the twentieth century' The Times One of America's best-kwn and most admired writers, Susan Sontag was also a leading commentator on contemporary culture until her death in December 2004. Her books include four vels and numerous works of n-fiction, among them Regarding the Pain of Others, On Photography, Illness as Metaphor, At the Same Time, Against Interpretation and Other Essays and Reborn: Early Diaries 1947-1963, all of which are published by Penguin. A further eight books, including the collections of essays Under the Sign of Saturn and Where the Stress Falls, and the vels The Volca Lover and The Benefactor, are available from Penguin Modern Classics.
- Author BiographySusan Sontag was born in Manhattan in 1933 and studied at the universities of Chicago, Harvard and Oxford. Her non-fiction works include Against Interpretation, On Photography, Illness as Metaphor, AIDS and its Metaphors and Regarding the Pain of Others. She is also the author of four novels, a collection of stories and several plays. Her books are translated into thirty-two languages. In 2001 she was awarded the Jerusalem Prize for the body of her work, and in 2003 she received the Prince of Asturias Prize for Literature and the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade. She died in December 2004. Penguin will publish Sontag on Film in October 2016.
- Author(s)Susan Sontag
- PublisherPenguin Books Ltd
- Date of Publication02/05/2013
- SubjectAutobiography: General
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintPenguin Books Ltd
- Weight372 g
- Width129 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine23 mm
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