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Where the Stress Falls

Susan Sontag


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PUBLISHED: 2nd July 2009
ISBN: 9780141190211
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Includes ardent pieces on writers from the author's own private canon - Machado de Assis, Barthes, W G Sebald, Borges, Tsvetaeva and Elizabeth Hardwick. This work shares her passions for film, dance, photography, painting, opera and theatre. It explores her own commitments to the work (and activism) of conscience and to the vocation of the writer.
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  • Paperback
    $31.02
PUBLISHED: 2nd July 2009
ISBN: 9780141190211
ANNOTATION:
Includes ardent pieces on writers from the author's own private canon - Machado de Assis, Barthes, W G Sebald, Borges, Tsvetaeva and Elizabeth Hardwick. This work shares her passions for film, dance, photography, painting, opera and theatre. It explores her own commitments to the work (and activism) of conscience and to the vocation of the writer.

Annotation

Includes ardent pieces on writers from the author's own private canon - Machado de Assis, Barthes, W G Sebald, Borges, Tsvetaeva and Elizabeth Hardwick. This work shares her passions for film, dance, photography, painting, opera and theatre. It explores her own commitments to the work (and activism) of conscience and to the vocation of the writer.

Publisher Description

Where the Stress Falls is divided into three sections- the first, 'Reading', includes ardent pieces on writers from Sontag's 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 theatre. 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.

Author Biography

Susan Sontag was born in Manhattan in 1933 and studied at the universities of Chicago, Harvard and Oxford. Her non-fiction works include Against Interpretation, On Photography, Illness as Metaphor, AIDS and its Metaphors and Regarding the Pain of Others. She is also the author of four novels, a collection of stories and several plays. 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. Penguin will publish Sontag on Film in October 2016.

Review

'[The essays] invariably also leave one with the urgent desire to read the book or see the painting, play, dance she describes. Her passion evokes that urgency...' Bookforum

Product Details

Author
Susan Sontag
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Year
2009
ISBN-10
0141190213
ISBN-13
9780141190211
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2009-07-02
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Media
Book
Pages
368
Short Title
WHERE THE STRESS FALLS
Language
English
Residence
NY, US
Series
Penguin Modern Classics