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At the same time : essays and speeches / Susan Sontag ; edited by Paolo Dilonardo and Anne Jump ; foreword by David Rieff.

Sontag, Susan, 1933-2004 (Author). Dilonardo, Paolo. (Added Author). Jump, Anne. (Added Author).

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Brownstown PL - Brownstown 814 S699 (Text) 79361000035390 Adult Nonfiction - Literature & Poetry Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780374100728 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0374100721 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: xvii, 235 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2007.

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Summary, etc.: Sontag's incisive intelligence, expressive brilliance, and deep curiosity about art, politics, and the writer's responsibility to bear witness have secured her place as one of the most important thinkers and writers of the twentieth century. This collection gathers sixteen essays and addresses written in the last years of Sontag's life, when her work was being honored on the international stage, which reflect on the personally liberating nature of literature, her deepest commitment, and on political activism and resistance to injustice as an ethical duty. She considers the works of writers, from the little-known Soviet novelist Leonid Tsypkin, who struggled and eventually succeeded in publishing his only book days before his death; to the greats, such as Nadine Gordimer, who enlarge our capacity for moral judgment. Sontag also fearlessly addresses the dilemmas of post-9/11 America, from the degradation of our political rhetoric to the appalling torture of prisoners in Abu Ghraib.--From publisher description.

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