Under the Sign of Saturn by Susan Sontag

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This third essay collection by America's leading essayist brings together her most important critical writing from 1972 to 1980, in which she explores some of the most influential artists and thinkers of our time.


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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 March 24, 1983 by Writers & Readers Publishing Co-operative Society Ltd. 208 pages
Genres: History, Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction, Law & Philosophy, Gay & Lesbian. Non-fiction

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With Artaud, Sontag can go only as far as the obvious limitations of the work allow: the mad Frenchman's pain, radical unentertainment, and turgidity (although Sontag does not see madness--or any illness--as an excuse for us to distance ourselves from the thought thus enveloped).

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usan Sontag's third book of essays has meditations on Antonin Artaud, Elias Canetti, Leni Riefenstahl, Walter Benjamin and Hans-Jurgen Syberberg's film about Hitler, along with brief eulogies for Paul Goodman and Roland Barthes.

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