Search Results: "Sherry Sontag"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"But whenever they falter, rest assured that in just a few pages, the next incredible operation stands reliably revealed. (Military Book Club main selection; author tour)"
Enthralling real-life stories of American submarine spying that read as if torn from the pages of The Hunt for Red October, full of high-tech high-jinks and human drama. Read full book review >

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DEATH KIT by Susan Sontag
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 22, 1967

"A noble, serious try at a structuralist study of indeterminacy in an American setting, with many shrewd, startling moments, and that's about all."
In Death Kit, Susan Sontag attempts to achieve those qualities of the nouveau-roman she has praised in her criticism; that "search for an infinite precision...narrow dehydrated subject-matter and cool microscopic style." Read full book review >

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STYLES OF RADICAL WILL by Susan Sontag
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 21, 1969

"Still, a private quarrel goes on between what she is and what she seeks, giving the aura of an embalmed intensity."
It is becoming difficult to sustain any fervent interest in Susan Sontag's career. Read full book review >

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ILLNESS AS METAPHOR by Susan Sontag
NON-FICTION
Released: June 16, 1978

"The persuasive simplicity of the argument, and its reach, also call to mind Tom Paine."
Susan Sontag has written a small, liberating book that could become the cancer patient's Common Sense. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 3, 1980

"More so than most Sontag—of distinctly limited interest."
One brilliant essay, dense with gravity and shrewdness, on Walter Benjamin: "The melancholic sees the world itself become a thing: refuse, solace, enchantment." Read full book review >

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IN AMERICA by Susan Sontag
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2000

"Yet, though Sontag may not be a novelist, really, she enlightens and entertains in what becomes, against rather long odds, a surprisingly lighthearted and likable book."
Once past its odd, sluggish opening, and not yet as far as its final 'scene," a reader finds much to enjoy in Sontag's highly researched fourth novel (The Volcano Lover, 1992, etc.). Read full book review >

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HOUSE RULES by Rachel Sontag
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 25, 2008

"A depressing account, lacking the warmth and power of Jeannette Walls's The Glass Castle (2005), to which it will inevitably be compared."
Self-absorbed debut memoir about growing up in a dysfunctional family ruled by a father adept at inflicting psychological pain. Read full book review >

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I, ETCETERA by Susan Sontag
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1978

"Wiry, allusive, and too smart for their own good—read them anyway."
"Look at all this stuff I've got in my head: rockets and Venetian churches, David Bowie and Diderot, nuoc roam and Big Macs, sunglasses and orgasms." Read full book review >

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THE BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS 1992 by Susan Sontag
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 12, 1992

"Intelligence," guest editor Sontag notes in her introduction, "is a literary virtue, not just an energy or aptitude given literary clothing." Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 17, 1965

"Now and then, she succeeds In any case, controversial 'must' reading."
If one were to judge these essays in terms of price, their value would be very high. Read full book review >

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The Silver Coin by Marie Sontag

"While offering a vibrant ancient world, this middle-grade adventure lacks strong narration."
Teenagers chase family secrets and political intrigue in the ancient Mediterranean. Read full book review >

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AIDS AND ITS METAPHORS by Susan Sontag
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1988

"And yet Sontag's truth-telling about words blows away myths that darken our attempts to understand the as-yet ungraspable about AIDS."
A necessary, freeing essay about the way we think about AIDS, and a sequel to Sontag's ten-year-old Illness as Metaphor. Read full book review >