His father, Paul Godard, a Swiss doctor, moved the family to Switzerland four years later.
As a critic, she became the most provocative and influential voice of her time. More than a commentator on her era, she helped shape it. On Photography began as a review of an exhibit of Diane Arbus photographs and quickly evolved into an extended meditation on the premises and implications of photography as an art.
Dazzlingly suggestive on every page, restlessly refusing to fall back on easy resolutions, it shows Sontag at the peak of her ability to connect disparate fields of thought and action, bringing aesthetics, history, politics, and philosophy into a common vision.
Her precise delineation of the stereotypes and fantasies attached to illnesses—here, tuberculosis and cancer—played a major part in realizing her stated goal: This volume also includes six previously uncollected essays—studies of William S.
David Rieff, editor, is the author of Swimming in a Sea of Death: He lives in New York. This Library of America series edition is printed on acid-free paper and features Smyth-sewn binding, a full cloth cover, and a ribbon marker.
This volume is available for adoption in the Guardian of American Letters Fund.Susan Sontag was an incandescent presence in American culture, whether as essayist, fiction writer, filmmaker, or political activist.
As a critic, she became the most provocative and influential voice of her time.
More than a commentator on . About Susan Sontag: Essays of the s & 70s (LOA #) With the publication of her first book of criticism, Against Interpretation, in , Susan Sontag placed herself at the forefront of an era of cultural and political transformation.
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Jean-Luc Godard (born 3 December ) is a Franco-Swiss filmmaker and a leading member of the "French New Wave”.Known for stylistic innovations that challenged the conventions of Hollywood cinema, he is universally recognized as the most audacious, radical, as well as the most influential of the Nouvelle Vague filmmakers.
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