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  • Published: 13 February 2020
  • ISBN: 9780141045191
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $22.99

Reborn

Early Diaries 1947-1963




The compelling, intimate and frank diary of one of America's greatest public intellectuals

With entries dating from 1947-1963, the first instalment from Susan Sontag's diaries charts her ascension from early adolescence to her early thirties. Unabashed, though thoroughly self-reflective, Sontag's diaries reveal the inner workings of her mind, her insecurities and her passions. This compelling account of the evolution of America's greatest post-war intellectual allows us to behold the moral and political awakening of the artist and critic.

  • Published: 13 February 2020
  • ISBN: 9780141045191
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $22.99

Praise for Reborn

Fascinating. One can feel Sontag's mind beginning to ripen and bloom, and the full force of the intellectual originality that would be her hallmark emerging

Guardian

Inspirational. Sontag shows us not just the importance, but the exhilaration of being earnest

New Statesman

A fascinating document of her apprenticeship, charting her earnest quest for education, identity, and voice. Reborn is overwhelmingly a record of an inner landscape.

New York Review of Books

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