'After this feast, I am eager for her thoughts on anything' Chicago Sun Times
Susan Sontag's third essay collection brings together her most important critical writing from 1972 to 1980. In these provocative and hugely influential works she explores some of the most controversial artists and thinkers of our time, including her now-famous polemic against Hitler's favourite filmmaker, Leni Riefenstahl, and the cult of fascist art, as well as a dazzling analysis of Hans-Jürgen Syberberg's Hitler, a Film from Germany. There are also highly personal and powerful explorations of death, art, language, history, the imagination and writing itself.
'Sontag, more than most writers of her generation, views the everyday business of thinking and feeling as aspects of one another . . . she has created a body of work of exemplary merit' Boston Globe