Alice in Bed by Susan Sontag

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Alice in Bed is a free dramatic fantasy which merges the life of Alice James, the brilliant sister of William and Henry James, with the heroine of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. It is a play about the anguish and grief and rage of women; and about the triumphs and limitations of the imagination.
 

About Susan Sontag

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Susan Sontag (1933-2004) was the author of numerous works of non-fiction, including the groundbreaking collection of essays Against Interpretation (FSG, 1966), and of four novels, including In America (FSG, 2000), which won the National Book Award.
 
Published June 1, 1993 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 129 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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Sontag's ( The Volcano Lover ) first stage play focuses on Alice James, the invalid sister of Henry and William and, since Jean Strouse's acclaimed 1980 biography and the publication of her diary, a f

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Sontag's ( The Volcano Lover ) first stage play focuses on Alice James, the invalid sister of Henry and William and, since Jean Strouse's acclaimed 1980 biography and the publication of her diary, a feminist icon.

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The Alice of Sontag's title is Alice James, the sister of Henry and William James and a brilliant woman in her own right, yet so troubled about her prospects that she took the belief that a woman's place is in the home to an extreme: She felt her place was in bed.

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