Sontag: Her Life and Work Her Life and Work, Benjamin Moser
  • List: $42.99  |  Sale: $30.10
    Club: $21.49
    • Facebook Share
    • Twitter Share
    • Pinterest Share

Details

Sontag: Her Life and Work

Author: Benjamin Moser

Narrator: Tavia Gilbert

Unabridged: 22 hr 4 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Harper Audio

Published: 09/17/2019

Genre: Biography & Autobiography - Editors, Journalists, Publishers

Synopsis

The definitive portrait of one of the American Century’s most towering intellectuals: her writing and her radical thought, her public activism and her hidden private face.

No writer is as emblematic of the American twentieth century as Susan Sontag. Mythologized and misunderstood, lauded and loathed, a girl from the suburbs who became a proud symbol of cosmopolitanism, Sontag left a legacy of writing on art and politics, feminism and homosexuality, celebrity and style, medicine and drugs, radicalism and Fascism and Freudianism and Communism and Americanism, that forms an indispensable key to modern culture. She was there when the Cuban Revolution began, and when the Berlin Wall came down; in Vietnam under American bombardment, in wartime Israel, in besieged Sarajevo. She was in New York when artists tried to resist the tug of money—and when many gave in. No writer negotiated as many worlds; no serious writer had as many glamorous lovers. Sontag tells these stories and examines the work upon which her reputation was based. It explores the agonizing insecurity behind the formidable public face: the broken relationships, the struggles with her sexuality, that animated—and undermined—her writing. And it shows her attempts to respond to the cruelties and absurdities of a country that had lost its way, and her conviction that fidelity to high culture was an activism of its own. 

Utilizing hundreds of interviews conducted from Maui to Stockholm and from London to Sarajevo—Sontag is the first book based on the writer’s restricted archives, and on access to many people who have never before spoken about Sontag, including Annie Leibovitz. It is a definitive portrait—a great American novel in the form of a biography.

Recommended

Personal History, Katharine Graham
Personal History
by Katharine Graham

As seen in the new movie The Post, here is the captivating, inside story of the woman who helmed the Washington Post during one of the most turbulent periods in the history of American media.Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for BiographyIn thi...

Narrator: Carrington MacDuffie,Katharine Graham
Published: 10/17/2017

Garlic and Sapphires, Ruth Reichl
Garlic and Sapphires
by Ruth Reichl

Includes an interview with the author and recipe cards! GARLIC AND SAPPHIRES is Ruth Reichl's riotous account of the many disguises she employs to dine anonymously. There is her stint as Molly Hollis, a frumpy blond with manicured nails and an off-...

Narrator: Bernadette Dunne,Ruth Reichl
Published: 04/04/2005

Dispatches from the Edge, Anderson Cooper
Dispatches from the Edge
by Anderson Cooper

In this gripping, candid, and remarkably powerful memoir, Anderson Cooper offers an unstinting, up-close view of the most harrowing crises of our time, and the profound impact they have had on his life. After growing up on Manhattan's Upper East Sid...

Narrator: Anderson Cooper
Published: 05/23/2006

A Hundred and One Days A Baghdad Journal, Asne Seierstad
A Hundred and One Days
by Asne Seierstad

The New York Times best-selling author of The Bookseller of Kabul paints a stunning and intimate portrait of Baghdad under siege From January until April 2003-for one hundred and one days-Asne Seierstad worked as a reporter in Bagdad for Scandinavi...

Narrator: Josephine Bailey
Published: 06/01/2005

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly A Memoir of Life in Death, Jean-Dominique Bauby
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
by Jean-Dominique Bauby

In 1995, Jean-Dominique Bauby was the editor-in-chief of French Elle, the father of two young childen, a 44-year-old man known and loved for his wit, his style, and his impassioned approach to life. By the end of the year he was also the victim of a...

Narrator: RenA© Auberjonois
Published: 11/20/2007

And the Good News Is... Lessons and Advice from the Bright Side, Dana Perino
And the Good News Is...
by Dana Perino

#1 New York Times Bestseller#1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller From her years as the presidential press secretary to her debates with colleagues on Fox News' The Five, Dana Perino reveals the lessons she's learned that have guided her through life,...

Narrator: Orlagh Cassidy
Published: 04/21/2015

The Rainbow Comes and Goes A Mother and Son On Life, Love, and Loss, Anderson Cooper
The Rainbow Comes and Goes
by Anderson Cooper

A touching and intimate correspondence between Anderson Cooper and his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, offering timeless wisdom and a revealing glimpse into their livesThough Anderson Cooper has always considered himself close to his mother, his intense...

Narrator: Gloria Vanderbilt
Published: 04/05/2016

Garlic and Sapphires, Ruth Reichl
Garlic and Sapphires
by Ruth Reichl

GARLIC AND SAPPHIRES is Ruth Reichl's riotous account of the many disguises she employs to dine anonymously. There is her stint as Molly Hollis, a frumpy blond with manicured nails and an off-beige Armani suit that Ruth takes on when reviewing Le Ci...

Narrator: Bernadette Dunne,Ruth Reichl
Published: 04/19/2005

Personal History, Katharine Graham
Personal History
by Katharine Graham

As seen in the new movie The Post, here is the captivating, inside story of the woman who helmed the Washington Post during one of the most turbulent periods in the history of American media.Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for BiographyIn thi...

Narrator: Carrington MacDuffie,Katharine Graham
Published: 12/08/2015
{"id":"3376317","ean":"9780062957856","abr":"Unabridged","title":"Sontag: Her Life and Work","subtitle":"Her Life and Work","author":"Benjamin Moser","rating_average":"3","narrator":"Tavia Gilbert","ubr_id":"3376317","abr_id":"0","ubr_price":"42.99","abr_price":"0.00","ubr_memprice":"25.79","abr_memprice":"0.00","ubr_narrator":"Tavia Gilbert","abr_narrator":"","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 21 hours 0 minutes","abr_length":"Abridged: "}