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Susan Sontag

Susan Sontag was born in Manhattan in 1933 and studied at the universities of Chicago, Harvard and Oxford. She is the author of four novels, a collection of stories, several plays, and six books of essays, among them Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and Its Metaphors. 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.

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    • On Photography

    • By: Susan Sontag
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Van Dyck
    • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    First published in 1973, this is a study of the force of photographic images, which are continually inserted between experience and reality....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I'm Glad I Bought, Despite Some Negative Reviews

    • By Deb on 10-18-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and Its Metaphors

    • By: Susan Sontag
    • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
    • Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In 1978 Susan Sontag wrote Illness as Metaphor, a classic work described by Newsweek as “one of the most liberating books of its time”....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • fantastic

    • By andrew on 09-07-18

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    • Against Interpretation and Other Essays

    • By: Susan Sontag
    • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
    • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Originally published in 1966, Susan Sontag's first collection of essays is a modern classic and includes the famous essays "Notes on Camp" and "Against Interpretation", as well as, her impassioned discussions.... 

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    • The Volcano Lover

    • A Romance
    • By: Susan Sontag
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Van Dyck
    • Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This romance, set in 18th-century Naples, follows the fortunes of a British ambassador, the ravishing woman he marries, and the young British admiral with whom she falls in love....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enthralling. Impossible to remove my headphones.

    • By D. Donohue on 03-05-13

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    • Regarding the Pain of Others

    • By: Susan Sontag
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Van Dyck
    • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Susan Sontag takes a fresh look at the representation of atrocity and once again changes the way we think about the uses and meanings of images in our world....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible recording

    • By Vandra on 02-16-12

    Regular price: $6.95

    • As Consciousness Is Harnessed to Flesh

    • Journals and Notebooks, 1964-1980
    • By: Susan Sontag
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Van Dyck
    • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
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    This, the second of three volumes of Susan Sontag’s journals and notebooks, begins where the first volume left off, in the middle of the 1960s....

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    • Reborn

    • Journals and Notebooks, 1947-1963
    • By: Susan Sontag
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Van Dyck
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This first selection from Susan Sontag's diaries (from 1947-1963) takes us from early adolescence through to when Sontag was in her early 30s....

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    • Performed well. But...

    • By S. BAKER on 05-17-15

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    • Styles of Radical Will

    • By: Susan Sontag
    • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
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    Styles of Radical Will, Susan Sontag's second collection of essays, extends the investigations she undertook in Against Interpretation with essays on film, literature, politics....

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    • Under the Sign of Saturn

    • Essays
    • By: Susan Sontag
    • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
    • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
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    Susan Sontag's most important critical writings from 1972 to 1980 are collected in Under the Sign of Saturn. Sontag's writings are famously full of intellectual range and depth....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great essays and a great reading performance

    • By Jaded Buddha on 03-29-18

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Debriefing

    • Collected Stories
    • By: Benjamin Taylor, Susan Sontag
    • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
    • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
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    Debriefing collects all of Susan Sontag's shorter fiction, a form she turned to intermittently throughout her writing life....

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