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  • Published: 5 December 2013
  • ISBN: 9780141905969
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

At the Same Time



'These sixteen pieces brim over with vitality. Every one of them opens up fresh lines of thought' John Gray, New Statesman

The sixteen essays gathered here represent the last pieces written by Susan Sontag in the years before her death in 2004. Reflecting on literature, photography and art, post-9/11 America and political activism, these essays encompass the themes that dominated Sontag's life and work, revealing why she remains one of the twentieth-century's preeminent writers and thinkers.

  • Published: 5 December 2013
  • ISBN: 9780141905969
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

About the author

Susan Sontag

Date: 2002-10-18
Susan Sontag is the author of four novels, The Benefactor, Death Kit, The Volcano Lover and In America which won the National Book Award, 2000. She is also the author of I, etcetera, a collection of stories; several plays, including Alice in Bed; and five works of non-fiction, among them On Photography and Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and Its Metaphors. She died in 2004.

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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