At the Same Time: Essays and Speeches

At the Same Time: Essays and Speeches

Susan Sontag


Sontag's incisive intelligence, expressive brilliance, and deep interest approximately artwork, politics, and the writer's accountability to endure witness have secured her position as essentially the most vital thinkers and writers of the 20th century.

At an identical Time gathers 16 essays and speeches written within the final years of Sontag's existence, while her paintings was once being venerated at the foreign degree. She writes of the liberty of literature, approximately braveness and resistance, and fearlessly addresses the dilemmas of post-9/11 the United States, from the degradation of our political rhetoric to the appalling torture of prisoners in Abu Ghraib.

David Rieff describes his mother's ardour in his foreword: "She desired to event every thing, style every little thing, pass all over the place, do every little thing. certainly, if I had just one notice with which to awaken her, it'd be avidity. . . . i feel that, for her, the enjoyment of dwelling and the enjoyment of figuring out relatively have been one and the same."

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