Conversations with Susan Sontag

Overview


Here is a collection of interviews that cover the period from 1967 through 1993. Many are translations of interviews that originally appeared in French, German, Italian, Polish, Spanish, or Swedish periodicals. Several are published here for the first time in any language. Giving attention to Sontag's education and the development of her aesthetic and moral temperament, they cover Sontag's rich career as a distinguished writer, filmmaker, dramatist, and cultural critic.

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Overview


Here is a collection of interviews that cover the period from 1967 through 1993. Many are translations of interviews that originally appeared in French, German, Italian, Polish, Spanish, or Swedish periodicals. Several are published here for the first time in any language. Giving attention to Sontag's education and the development of her aesthetic and moral temperament, they cover Sontag's rich career as a distinguished writer, filmmaker, dramatist, and cultural critic.

Born in New York City, reared in Arizona and California, educated at Berkeley, Chicago, Harvard, Oxford, the Sorbonne, appointed to teaching positions in English, philosophy, and religion, she is a woman whose restlessly independent and resolutely transcultural temperament was already well established when she boxed up the manuscript of The Benefactor and submitted it to Farrar & Straus in 1962. By 1992, when her much acclaimed novel The Volcano Lover: A Romance was published, The Benefactor alone had gone through twenty-one editions in nine languages.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780878058341
  • Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
  • Publication date: 12/1/1995
  • Series: Literary Conversations Series
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Chronology
Speaking Freely 3
Susan Sontag on Film 23
Susan Sontag 35
An Interview with Susan Sontag 49
Women, the Arts, & the Politics of Culture: An Interview with Susan Sontag 57
Interview: Susan Sontag: On Art and Consciousness 79
Does a Photograph of the Krupp Works Say Anything about the Krupp Works? 88
Susan Sontag: Dissidence as Seen from the USA 97
Susan Sontag: The Rolling Stone Interview 106
As You Desire It 137
An Emigrant of Thought 143
A Life Style Is Not Yet a Life 165
Susan Sontag: Me, Etcetera... 175
The Habits of Consciousness 183
Interview with Susan Sontag 192
A Conversation with Susan Sontag 199
An Interview with Susan Sontag 206
Nadine Gordimer and Susan Sontag: In Conversation 215
Susan Sontag: The Passion for Words 222
One Must Defend Seriousness: A Talk with Susan Sontag 237
AIDS and Its Metaphors: A Conversation with Susan Sontag 255
Susan Sontag, Hot at Last 261
The Twentyfirst Century Will Begin in Sarajevo 267
A Gluttonous Reader: Susan Sontag 271
Index 279
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