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Title:At the Same Time: Essays and Speeches
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Publisher:Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN:0374100721
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Number of Pages:235
Category:Essays, Non fiction, Art, Criticism, American

At the Same Time: Essays and Speeches by Susan Sontag, David Rieff, Paolo Dilonardo, Anne Jump

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC At the Same Time: Essays and Speeches A writer is someone who pays attention to the world Susan Sontag said in her acceptance speech for the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade and no one exemplified this definition more than she Sontag s incisive intelligence expressive brilliance and deep curiosity about art politics and the writer s responsibility to bear witness have secured her place as one of the most important thinkers and writers of the twentieth century i At the Same Time i gathers sixteen essays and addresses written in the last years of Sontag s life when her work was being honored on the international stage that reflect on the personally liberating nature of literature her deepest commitment and on political activism and resistance to injustice as an ethical duty She considers the works of writers from the little known Soviet novelist Leonid Tsypkin who struggled and eventually succeeded in publishing his only book days before his death to the greats such as Nadine Gordimer who enlarge our capacity for moral judgment Sontag also fearlessly addresses the dilemmas of post America from the degradation of our political rhetoric to the appalling torture of prisoners in Abu Ghraib .

i At the Same Time i which includes a foreword by her son David Rieff is a passionate compelling work from an American writer at the height of her powers who always saw literature as a passport to enter a larger life the zone of freedom

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