The Resource Susan Sontag, Jerome Boyd Maunsell

Susan Sontag, Jerome Boyd Maunsell

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Susan Sontag
Title
Susan Sontag
Statement of responsibility
Jerome Boyd Maunsell
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Language
eng
Summary
  • In this new biography Jerome Boyd Maunsell assesses the astonishing scope of Sontag's life and work, tracing her growth during her academic career at Chicago, Oxford, the Sorbonne and Harvard, through her marriage to Philip Rieff at the age of 17, to the birth of her son David and her relationships with women
  • "'My idea of a writer: someone interested in "everything"', declared Susan Sontag (1933 - 2004). Essayist, diarist, filmmaker, novelist and playwright, her own life seemed to match this ideal. As well as writing in an unusually broad array of genres, Sontag wrote about a startling range of topics - from literature, dance, film and painting to cancer, AIDS and the ethics of war reportage. Few have captured the twentieth century in the same manner. In this new biography Jerome Boyd Maunsell assesses the astonishing scope of Sontag's life and work, tracing her growth during her academic career at Chicago, Oxford, the Sorbonne and Harvard, through her marriage to Philip Rieff at the age of seventeen, to the birth of her son David and her relationships with women. From Sontag's literary life in New York to her diagnosis of cancer in the mid-1970s and her miraculous rebirth as a novelist and critic in the 1980s and '90s, this biography puts intellectual development hand-in-hand with the personal, providing an integrated picture of Sontag as private person and public figure. Drawing on her extensive diaries, Susan Sontag gives a far more intimate portrait than has been previously possible of Sontag's struggles in love, in marriage, as a mother and as a writer. It offers an essential re-evaluation of a pivotal figure that is of interest to anyone concerned with literary history or culture." -- Publisher's description
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
818/.5409
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.O6547
LC item number
Z78 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Critical lives
Susan Sontag, Jerome Boyd Maunsell
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Susan Sontag, Jerome Boyd Maunsell
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Beginnings, 1933-1950 -- Notes on marriage, 1951-1958 -- New York! New York! 1959-1965 -- Styles of radical will, 1966-1968 -- In Plato's cave, 1968-1975 -- The kingdom of the sick, 1975-1988 -- Beginning again, 1988-2000 -- The pain of others, 2000-2004
Control code
ocn859583362
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Dimensions
20 cm.
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Extent
214 pages
Isbn
9781780232881
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)859583362

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