'Raises the bar of criticism to the highest level . . . her energy infuses every word' Seattle Times
Susan Sontag – pioneering essayist, cultural critic and radical thinker – brought together over forty pieces from across the arc of her writing career in this landmark collection of non-fiction works. Divided into three thematic sections, the first of these, 'Reading', contains ardent pieces on writers including Barthes, W. G. Sebald and Borges. In 'Seeing', we share Sontag's famous passion for film, dance, photography, painting, opera and theatre. And 'There and Here' explores the work and activism of political conscience and the vocation of the writer.
'She regroups the familiar and makes the eye fresh . . . she stands for what is articulate, independent, exploratory: for self as work in progress' Los Angeles Times