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This volume gathers sixteen essays and speeches written in the last years of Susan Sontag's life, when her work was being given its due on the international stage. Here,we find Sontag writing of the freedom of literature, about courage and resistance, and fearlessly addressing the dilemmas and myths about post-9/11 America, from the degradation of political rhetoric to the appalling and scandalous torture of prisoners in Abu Ghraib in Iraq. David Rieff describes his mother's passion in his foreword: 'She wanted to experience everyting...if I had only one word with which to evoke her, it would be avidity.' Sontag's avidity lives here.
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Death Kit

By Susan Sontag

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First published in 1967, Susan Sontag's second novel offers a passionate exploration of the recesses of the American conscience. Diddy is a conventional but troubled young man whom readers follow through a self-incriminating investigation that is detailed in a story which travels throughout New York State. 312p.
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In these memoirs, Braz Cubas, a wealthy nineteenth-century Brazilian, examines (from beyond the grave) his rather undistinguished life in 160 short chapters that are filled with philosophical digressions and exuberant insights. A clear forerunner of Gabriel García Márquez and Jorge Luis Borges, Epitaph for a Small Winner, first published in 1880, is one of the wittiest self-portraits in literary history as well as “one of the masterpieces of Brazilian literature” (Salman Rushdie).
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Growing Up Absurd

By Paul Goodman

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Paul Goodman’s Growing Up Absurd was a runaway best seller when it was first published in 1960, and it became one of the defining texts of the New Left. Goodman was a writer and thinker who broke every mold and did it brilliantly—he was a novelist, poet, and a social theorist, among a host of other things—and the book’s surprise success established him as one of America’s most unusual and trenchant critics, combining vast learning, an astute mind, utopian sympathies, and a wonderfully hands-on way with words.For Goodman, the unhappiness of young people was a concentrated form of the unhappiness of American society as a whole, run by corporations that provide employment (if and when they do) but not the kind of meaningful work that engages body and soul. Goodman saw the young as the first casualties of a humanly re­pressive social and economic system and, as such, the front line of potential resistance. Noam Chomsky has said, “Paul Goodman’s impact is all about us,” and certainly it can be felt in the powerful localism of today’s renascent left. A classic of anarchist thought, Growing Up Absurd not only offers a penetrating indictment of the human costs of corporate capitalism but points the way forward. It is a tale of yesterday’s youth that speaks directly to our common future.
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This volume is the most complete study to date of one of the leading painters of the postwar generation. It includes the first catalogue raisonne of Hodgkin's oil paintings. Printed in duotone, it allows the reader to see the full range of the artist's achievement. Illus., 80 full color & 267 duotone. 216p.
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I, Etcetera

By Susan Sontag

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First-person narratives of men and women suffering the ironies, dilemmas, and ordeals of consciousness make up a collection of short fiction written over more than a decade. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
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Fornes has been an influential voice in American theatre for more than four decades.
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This volume, the first of three to publish Sontag's journals & notebooks, presents a constantly & utterly surprising record of a great mind in incubation. It begins with journal entries and early attempts at fiction from Sontag's years as a university & graduate student, & ends in 1964, when she was becoming a participant and observer of the artistic and intellectual life of New York City. Illus., b&w photos. 317p.
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Selected Stories

By Robert Walser

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In her preface to Robert Walser’s Selected Stories, Susan Sontag describes Walser as “a good-humored, sweet Beckett.” The more common comparison is to “a comic Kafka.” Both formulations effectively describe the reading experience in these stories: the reader is obviously in the presence of a mind-bending genius, but one characterized by a wry, buoyant voice, as apparently cheerful as it is disturbing.Walser is one of the twentieth century’s great modern masters—revered by everyone from Walter Benjamin to Hermann Hesse to W. G. Sebald—and Selected Stories gives the fullest display of his talent. “He is most at home in the mode of short fiction,” according to J. M. Coetzee in The New York Review of Books. The stories “show him at his dazzling best.”
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The Bishop of Iceland dispatches a young emissary to investigate certain charges against the pastor at Snaefells Glacier, who, among other things, appears to have given up burying the dead. Once he arrives, the emissary finds that this dereliction counts only as a mild eccentricity in a community where women are rumored never to bathe, eat, or sleep, and Creation itself is a work in progress. 288p.
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Under the Sign of Saturn

By Susan Sontag

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This third essay collection by one of the seminal masters of the form 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. The volume contains seven essays: On Paul Goodman; Approaching Artaud; Fascinating Fascism; Under the Sign of Saturn; Syberberg’s Hitler; Remembering Barthes’ and Mind as Passion. 204p.
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Women

By Annie Leibovitz

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The celebrated photographer turns her lens to a favorite topic, women, sharing her portraits of Hillary Rodham Clinton, Eudora Welty, Martina Navratilova, Jerry Hall, Jodie Foster, Rosie O'Donnell, a Navajo weaver, an architect, an astronaut, a rancher, a body builder, a soldier, and many others. 150,000 first printing. Tour.
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Women

By Annie Leibovitz

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A best-selling collection by the celebrated American photographer is presented in paperback format and highlights 150 notable women including Hillary Clinton, Eudora Welty, Jodie Foster, and Rosie O'Donnell. Reprint. body builder, a soldier, and many others. Reprint. 125,000 first printing.
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