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The Resource Susan Sontag : a biography, Daniel Schreiber ; translated from the German by David Dollenmayer

Susan Sontag : a biography, Daniel Schreiber ; translated from the German by David Dollenmayer

Label
Susan Sontag : a biography
Title
Susan Sontag
Title remainder
a biography
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Schreiber ; translated from the German by David Dollenmayer
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
Susan Sontag (1933-2004) was one of America's first celebrity intellectuals. In the first biography to be published since her death, Daniel Schreiber portrays a glamorous woman full of contradictions and inner conflicts, whose life mirrored the cultural upheavals of her time. While known primarily as a cultural critic and novelist, Sontag was also a filmmaker, stage director, and dramatist. It was her status as a pop icon that was unusual for an American intellectual: she was filmed by Andy Warhol and Woody Allen, photographed by Annie Leibovitz and Diane Arbus, and her likeness adorned advertisements for Absolut vodka. Drawing on newly available sources, including interviews with Nadine Gordimer, Robert Wilson, and Sontag's son, David Rieff, as well as on myriad interviews given by Sontag and her extensive correspondence with her friend and publisher Roger Straus, Schreiber explores the roles that Sontag played in influencing American public cultural and political conversations
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
IEN/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schreiber, Daniel
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the German
LC call number
PS3569.O6547
LC item number
Z87913 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Dollenmayer, David
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sontag, Susan
  • Sontag, Susan
  • Sontag, Susan
  • Women authors, American
  • Authors, American
  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • Critics
  • Authors, American
  • Critics
  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • Women authors, American
Label
Susan Sontag : a biography, Daniel Schreiber ; translated from the German by David Dollenmayer
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in German in 2007 under the title Susan Sontag: Geist und Glamour."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-272) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Memories of a so-called childhood (1933-1944) -- The invention of Susan Sontag (1945-1948) -- Intellectual delirium (1949-1957) -- Paris, a romance (1958-1959) -- The New York nexus (1959-1963) -- Camp (1964) -- Styles of the avant-garde (1965-1967) -- Radical chic (1967-1969) -- Behind the camera (1969-1972) -- In semi-exile (1972-1975) -- The kingdom of the sick (1975-1979) -- The last intellectual (1980-1983) -- Small-scale politics (1984-1988) -- Return to the Magic Mountain (1989-1992) -- Theater at the spiritual front (1993-1997) -- Life and afterlife (1998-2001) -- The pain of others (2001-2004)
Control code
862589716
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 280 pages
Isbn
9780810125834
Lccn
2014001065
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40023934363
System control number
(OCoLC)862589716
Label
Susan Sontag : a biography, Daniel Schreiber ; translated from the German by David Dollenmayer
Publication
Note
"Originally published in German in 2007 under the title Susan Sontag: Geist und Glamour."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-272) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Memories of a so-called childhood (1933-1944) -- The invention of Susan Sontag (1945-1948) -- Intellectual delirium (1949-1957) -- Paris, a romance (1958-1959) -- The New York nexus (1959-1963) -- Camp (1964) -- Styles of the avant-garde (1965-1967) -- Radical chic (1967-1969) -- Behind the camera (1969-1972) -- In semi-exile (1972-1975) -- The kingdom of the sick (1975-1979) -- The last intellectual (1980-1983) -- Small-scale politics (1984-1988) -- Return to the Magic Mountain (1989-1992) -- Theater at the spiritual front (1993-1997) -- Life and afterlife (1998-2001) -- The pain of others (2001-2004)
Control code
862589716
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 280 pages
Isbn
9780810125834
Lccn
2014001065
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40023934363
System control number
(OCoLC)862589716

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