By Susan Sontag

As cognizance is Harnessed to Flesh unearths the interior lifetime of Susan Sontag.

Providing a different perception into the brain of 1 of the prime intellectuals of the fashionable age, Susan Sontag's As wide awake is Harnessed to Flesh chronicles the cultural, ethical, and political trips of this well known critic and artist on the peak of her powers.

As awareness Is Harnessed to Flesh follows Sontag throughout the turbulent years of the overdue Sixties - from her journey to Hanoi on the top of the Vietnam battle to her time making motion pictures in Sweden - as much as 1980, earlier than the start of the Reagan period. this can be a useful checklist of the internal workings of 1 of the main inquisitive and analytical thinkers of the 20 th century on the peak of her strength. it's also a extraordinary record of on individual's political and ethical awakening.

'More precise to existence, either highbrow and emotional, than the main crafty novel or cautious biography' Sunday Telegraph

'Gold dirt' Sunday Times

'A robust self-portrait emerges. In its fragmentation . . . and fervour, its mix of the erudite and the standard, it's truer to existence, either highbrow and emotional, than the main crafty novel or cautious biography. it could actually be that Sontag's diaries will grow to be visible as simply as excellent and critical as something she wrote' Sunday Telegraph

'Mesmerising, interesting' Guardian

'Express the fullness and variety of her highbrow interest. Revelatory within the such a lot profound feel: they're existential fragments, self-selected options, feelings, reactions . . . bobbing up in a single of the main extraordinary minds of the 20th century' The Times

One of America's best-known and such a lot renowned writers, Susan Sontag was once additionally a number one commentator on modern tradition until eventually her loss of life in December 2004. Her books comprise 4 novels and diverse works of non-fiction, between them Regarding the discomfort of Others, On Photography, Illness as Metaphor, At a similar Time, Against Interpretation and different Essays and Reborn: Early Diaries 1947-1963, all of that are released by way of Penguin. another 8 books, together with the collections of essays Under the signal of Saturn and Where the strain Falls, and the novels The Volcano Lover and The Benefactor, can be found from Penguin glossy Classics.

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