Thirty-five years after her first collection, the now classic "Against Interpretation, " America's most important essayist has chosen more than forty longer and shorter pieces from the last twenty years. Divided into three sections, the first "Reading" includes ardent pieces on writers from her own private canon - Machado de Assis, Barthes, W. G. Sebald, Borges, Tsvetaeva, and Elizabeth Hardwick. In the second, "Seeing" she shares her passions for film, dance, photography, painting, opera, and theater. And in the final section, "There and Here" Sontag explores her own commitments to the work (and activism) of conscience and to the vocation of the writer.
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Author Biography - Susan Sontag
Susan Sontag is the author of four novels, including "In America," which won the 2000 National Book Award for Fiction; a collection of stories; several plays, and five works of nonfiction, among them "Against Interpretation" and "On Photography." Her latest book is "Regarding the Pain of Othe"rs. Her books have been translated into 28 languages. In 2001, she was awarded the Jerusalem Prize for the body of her work.