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Against Interpretation and Other Essays

Against Interpretation and Other Essays

  • Author: Susan Sontag
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141976470
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 336
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A series of provocative discussions on everything from individual authors to contemporary religious thinking, Against Interpretation and Other Essays is the definitive collection of Susan Sontag's best known and important works published in Penguin Modern Classics. Against Interpretation was Susan Sontag's first collection of essays and made her name as one of the most incisive thinkers of our time. Sontag was among the first critics to write about the intersection between 'high' and 'low' art forms, and to give them equal value as valid topics, shown here in her epoch-making pieces 'Notes on Camp' and 'Against Interpretation'. Here too are impassioned discussions of Sartre, Camus, Simone Weil, Godard, Beckett, Lévi-Strauss, science-fiction movies, psychoanalysis and contemporary religious thought. Originally published in 1966, this collection has never gone out of print and has been a major influence on generations of readers, and the field of cultural criticism, ever since. Susan Sontag (1933-2004) was born in Manhattan and studied at the universities of Chicago, Harvard and Oxford. She is the author of four novels - The Benefactor, Death Kit, The Volcano Lover and In America, which won the 2000 US National Book Award for fiction - a collection of stories, several plays, and six books of essays, among them Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and Its Metaphors. Her books are translated into thirty-two languages. In 2001 she was awarded the Jerusalem Prize for the body of her work, and in 2003 she received the Prince of Asturias Prize for Literature and the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade. If you enjoyed Against Interpretation and Other Essays, you might like Sontag's On Photography, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. 'A dazzling intellectual performance' Vogue 'Sontag offers enough food for thought to satisfy the most intellectual of appetites' The Times

Against Interpretation

Against Interpretation

And Other Essays

  • Author: Susan Sontag
  • Publisher: Novels
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Criticism
  • Page: 304
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First published in 1966, this celebrated book--Sontag's first collection of essays--quickly became a modern classic, and has had an enormous influence in America and abroad on thinking about the arts and contemporary culture. As well as the title essay and the famous "Notes on Camp," "Against Interpretation" includes original and provocative discussions of Sartre, Simone Weil, Godard, Beckett, science-fiction movies, psychoanalysis, and contemporary religious thinking. This edition features a new afterword by Sontag.

Against Interpretation

Against Interpretation

And Other Essays

  • Author: Susan Sontag
  • Publisher: Novels
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Criticism
  • Page: 304
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First published in 1966, this celebrated book--Sontag's first collection of essays--quickly became a modern classic, and has had an enormous influence in America and abroad on thinking about the arts and contemporary culture. As well as the title essay and the famous "Notes on Camp," "Against Interpretation" includes original and provocative discussions of Sartre, Simone Weil, Godard, Beckett, science-fiction movies, psychoanalysis, and contemporary religious thinking. This edition features a new afterword by Sontag.

Kunst und Antikunst

Kunst und Antikunst

24 literarische Analysen ; [Essays]

  • Author: Susan Sontag
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783446204287
  • Category:
  • Page: 374
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In Amerika

In Amerika

  • Author: Susan Sontag
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783446200913
  • Category: Actresses
  • Page: 478
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Die Geschichte der Polin Maryna, die im Jahre 1876 in die USA auswandert, und ihrer Suche nach einer eigenen Identität.

Der Mann im grauen Flanell

Der Mann im grauen Flanell

Roman

  • Author: Sloan Wilson
  • Publisher: Dumont Buchverlag
  • ISBN: 3832187065
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 446
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Der amerikanische Klassiker in neuer Übersetzung Tom und Betsy Rath sind ein junges Paar, sie haben drei gesunde Kinder, ein schönes Zuhause in einem netten Vorort von New York und ein regelmäßiges, wenn auch nicht üppiges Einkommen. Eigentlich haben sie allen Grund, glücklich zu sein. Doch irgendwie sind sie es nicht. Tom pendelt Tag für Tag in die Stadt, wo er einem unspektakulären Bürojob nachgeht – seit er aus dem Krieg zurückgekehrt ist, hat er sich ohnehin verändert, ist verschlossen und launisch. Betsy fühlt sich unverstanden. Nach einem Karriereschritt hat Tom bald keine Zeit mehr für sein Privatleben. Ist es das, was Tom wirklich will? Als er auf einen alten Kameraden aus dem Krieg trifft, gerät sein Alltag vollends aus den Fugen, Tom muss sich seiner Vergangenheit stellen und eine Entscheidung treffen, die sein Leben grundsätzlich verändern wird. ›Der Mann im grauen Flanell‹, im Original 1955 veröffentlicht und sofort ein Bestseller, vermittelt wie wenige andere Romane den Geist der fünfziger Jahre. Zu Recht gilt er als moderner Klassiker und verdient es, zusammen mit den Werken von Richard Yates, John Cheever und Raymond Carver genannt zu werden. Der Buchtitel war so treffend, dass er im Englischen zu einem feststehenden Begriff wurde. Nun liegt der Roman in einer zeitgemäßen deutschen Übersetzung vor.

Der Liebhaber des Vulkans

Der Liebhaber des Vulkans

Roman

  • Author: Susan Sontag
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783446204317
  • Category:
  • Page: 548
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Mein Vaterland war ein Apfelkern

Mein Vaterland war ein Apfelkern

Herausgegeben von Angelika Klammer

  • Author: Herta Müller,Angelika Klammer
  • Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
  • ISBN: 3446248358
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 240
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"Ich stehe (wie so oft) auch hier neben mir selbst." So begann Herta Müller ihre Tischrede nach der Verleihung des Nobelpreises. In einem langen Gespräch mit Angelika Klammer erzählt sie von ihrem ungewöhnlichen Lebensweg, der vom Kind, das Kühe hütet, bis zur weltweit bekannten Schriftstellerin im Stadthaus in Stockholm führt. Sie erzählt von der Kindheit in Rumänien, vom Erwachsenwerden und dem erwachenden politischen Bewusstsein, von den frühen Begegnungen mit der Literatur, den Konflikten mit der Diktatur des Kommunismus und dem eigenen Weg zum Schreiben. Mit ihrem Bericht vom Ankommen in einem neuen Land fällt auch ein ungewohnter Blick auf das Deutschland der 80er und 90er Jahre und auf die Gesellschaft, in der wir heute leben.

Die frühe Postmoderne

Die frühe Postmoderne

Geschichte eines europäisch-amerikanischen Kulturkonflikts

  • Author: Klaus J. Milich
  • Publisher: Campus Verlag
  • ISBN: 9783593359908
  • Category: Postmodernism
  • Page: 240
  • View: 2007
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Postdramatik

Postdramatik

Transformationen des epischen Theaters bei Peter Handke, Heiner Müller, Elfriede Jelinek und Rainald Goetz

  • Author: Hanna Klessinger
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • ISBN: 3110385902
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 292
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This study investigates the history of post-dramatic literature between 1966 and 1995. It reveals the ways that post-dramatic writing styles lent themselves productively to international modern theater, continued to develop dynamically, and came to form a tradition of its own. Extensive reviews of post-dramatic trends and forms are interspersed with close textual analyses, including examples from the theatrical stage.

Todesstation

Todesstation

Roman

  • Author: Susan Sontag
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783446204294
  • Category:
  • Page: 373
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Cultural Conservatism, Political Liberalism

Cultural Conservatism, Political Liberalism

From Criticism to Cultural Studies

  • Author: James Seaton
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press
  • ISBN: 9780472106455
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 287
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Examines whether cultural studies has been too dismissive of the tradition of literary-cultural criticism that preceded it

A Susan Sontag Reader

A Susan Sontag Reader

  • Author: Susan Sontag
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • ISBN: 1466880783
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 446
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Susan Sontag occupies a special place in Modern American letters. She has become our most important critic, while her brilliant novels and short fiction are, at long last, getting the recognition they deserve. Sontag is above all a writer, which is only to say that, though the form may differ, there is an essential unity in all her work. The truth of this is perhaps more evident in A Susan Sontag Reader than in any of Sontag's individual books. The writer selected a sampling of her work, meaning the choice both to reflect accurately a career and also to guide the reader toward those qualities and concerns which she prizes in her own writing. A Susan Sontag Reader is arranged chronologically and draws on most of Sontag's books. There are selections from her two novels, The Benefactor and Death Kit, and from her collections of short stories, I, etcetera. The famous essays from the 1960s--"Against Interpretation," "Notes on Camp," and "On Style"--which established Sontag's reputation and can be fairly said to have shaped the cultural views of a generation are included, as are selctions from her two subsequent volumes of essays, Styles of Radical Will and Under the Sign of Satury. A part of Sontag's best-selling On Photography is also included. It is astonishing to read these works when they are detached from the books they appeared in and offered instead in the order in which Sontag wrote them. The connections between various literary forms, the progression of themes, are revealed in often startling ways. Moreover, Sontag has included a long interview in which she moves mroe informally over the whole range of her concerns and of her work. The volume ends with "Writing Itself," a previously uncollected essay on Roland Barthes which, in the eyes of many, is one of Sontag's finest achievements. This collection is, in a sense, both a self-potrait and a key for a reader to understand the work of one of the most imporant writers of our time.

Alice im Bett

Alice im Bett

Stück in acht Szenen

  • Author: Susan Sontag
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783886611232
  • Category: Women
  • Page: 66
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At the Same Time

At the Same Time

  • Author: Susan Sontag
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141905964
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 256
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At the Same Time contains sixteen illuminating essays by Susan Sontag. With a preface by David Rieff. The sixteen essays gathered here represent the last pieces written by Susan Sontag in the years before her ddath in 2004. Reflecting on literature, photography and art, post 9/11 America and political activism, these essays encompass the themes that dominated Sontag's life and work, revealing why she remains one of the twentieth century's preeminent writers and thinkers. 'These sixteen pieces brim over with vitality . . . every one of them opening up fresh lines of thought'John Gray, New Statesman 'One of America's greatest public intellectuals'Observer 'Excellent and essential'Financial Times 'Reads like a greatest-hits album - a little politics, something on photography, some lit. crit. - of Sontag's passions'Daily Telegraph 'Sontag's clear thinking . . . shines like a spotlight in dark places'The Times One of America's best-known and most admired writers, Susan Sontag was also a leading commentator on contemporary culture until her death in December 2004. Her books include four novels and numerous works of non-fiction, among them Regarding the Pain of Others, On Photography, Illness as Metaphor, At the Same Time, Against Interpretation and Other Essays and Reborn: Early Diaries 1947-1963, all of which are published by Penguin. A further eight books, including the collections of essays Under the Sign of Saturn and Where the Stress Falls, and the novels The Volcano Lover and The Benefactor, are available from Penguin Modern Classics.

On Photography

On Photography

  • Author: Susan Sontag
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0241197546
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 224
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Susan Sontag's On Photography is a seminal and groundbreaking work on the subject. Susan Sontag's groundbreaking critique of photography asks forceful questions about the moral and aesthetic issues surrounding this art form. Photographs are everywhere, and the 'insatiability of the photographing eye' has profoundly altered our relationship with the world. Photographs have the power to shock, idealize or seduce, they create a sense of nostalgia and act as a memorial, and they can be used as evidence against us or to identify us. In these six incisive essays, Sontag examines the ways in which we use these omnipresent images to manufacture a sense of reality and authority in our lives. 'Sontag offers enough food for thought to satisfy the most intellectual of appetites'The Times 'A brilliant analysis of the profound changes photographic images have made in our way of looking at the world, and at ourselves'Washington Post 'The most original and illuminating study of the subject'New Yorker One of America's best-known and most admired writers, Susan Sontag was also a leading commentator on contemporary culture until her death in December 2004. Her books include four novels and numerous works of non-fiction, among them Regarding the Pain of Others, On Photography, Illness as Metaphor, At the Same Time, Against Interpretation and Other Essays and Reborn: Early Diaries 1947-1963, all of which are published by Penguin. A further eight books, including the collections of essays Under the Sign of Saturn and Where the Stress Falls, and the novels The Volcano Lover and The Benefactor, are available from Penguin Modern Classics.

Manhattan Beach

Manhattan Beach

Roman

  • Author: Jennifer Egan
  • Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
  • ISBN: 3104906610
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 496
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Tauchen Sie ein in das vibrierende New York der 30er und 40er Jahre, folgen Sie einer unvergesslichen Heldin in eine Zeit, in der alles auf dem Spiel steht. New York – von der Marinewerft in Brooklyn zu den schillernden Nachtclubs in Manhattan, von den Villen auf Long Island zu den Absteigen in der Bronx. 1942 sind die Männer an der Front, die Frauen stehen in der Fabrik. Aber Anna möchte ein besseres Leben. Seitdem der Vater verschwunden ist, sorgt sie für ihre Mutter und die pflegebedürftige Schwester. Während Anna den Vater nicht vergessen kann, verfolgt sie bestimmt ihren großen Traum: Unter die gigantischen Kriegsschiffe an den Docks möchte sie tauchen, um sie zu reparieren. Ein Beruf zu gefährlich für eine Frau – genauso wie die New Yorker Unterwelt, in der sich die Spur ihres Vaters verlor. Der Pulitzer-Preisträgerin und New York Times-Bestsellerautorin Jennifer Egan ist ein Meisterwerk mit erzählerischem Sog, mitreißender Atmosphäre und unvergesslichen Figuren gelungen – ein großes Zeitpanorama!

Der falsch vermessene Mensch

Der falsch vermessene Mensch

  • Author: Stephen Jay Gould
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783518281833
  • Category: Kraniometrie - Intelligenzdiagnostik - Bewertung
  • Page: 394
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Der Report der Magd

Der Report der Magd

Roman

  • Author: Margaret Atwood
  • Publisher: Piper ebooks
  • ISBN: 3492970591
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 400
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Die provozierende Vision eines totalitären Staats, in dem Frauen keine Rechte haben: Die Dienerin Desfred besitzt etwas, was ihr alle Machthaber, Wächter und Spione nicht nehmen können, nämlich ihre Hoffnung auf ein Entkommen, auf Liebe, auf Leben ... Margaret Atwoods »Report der Magd« wurde zum Kultbuch einer ganzen Generation und von Volker Schlöndorff unter dem Titel »Die Geschichte der Dienerin« verfilmt.