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I, Etcetera (Paperback)

Author:  Susan Sontag
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0312420102
ISBN-13: 9780312420109
Sku: 30849124
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 0.75T
Pages:  256
Age Range:  NA
In eight stories, this singular collection of short fiction written over the course of ten years explores the terrain of modern urban life. In reflective, telegraphic prose, Susan Sontag confronts the reader with exposed workings of an impassioned intellect in narratives seamed with many of the themes of her essays--the nature of knowing, our relationship with the past, and the future in an alienated present.
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First-person narratives of men and women suffering the ironies, dilemmas, and ordeals of consciousness make up a collection of short fiction written over more than a decade.
Susan Sontag's 1978 collection of eight stories bears her trademarks: they are intensely cerebral, interestingly experimental, wryly witty, and unlike the work of anyone else. The story "Unguided Tour" was called by Anatole Broyard in the New York Times "Sontag's apotheosis as a fiction writer."
Author Bio
Susan Sontag
A precocious child, Susan Sontag entered the University of Chicago at 15, and acquired a B.A. in philosophy, followed by M.A. degrees in English literature and philosophy, both from Harvard. She was married in 1951, had a son, and was divorced in 1958. Her experience with cancer in 1976 led to her non-fiction book, ILLNESS AS METAPHOR, followed by AIDS AND ITS METAPHORS in 1989. Her 1977 book ON PHOTOGRAPHY was an influential work that won the National Book Critics Circle Award. She has served as president of PEN and been a MacArthur fellow. In addition to social and literary criticism, Sontag has also written novels, screenplays, and a stage play.


"[I]f we put questions of her career and cultural significance to the side and read her stories as stories, it is not difficult to imagine that if they had not been eclipsed by other aspects of her reputation, Sontag might be remembered as a widely influential writer of short fiction. Given her relative obscurity in the field, it's all the more startling to discover how accurately her work anticipates the evolution of the short story over the last 30 years." - Jess Row 01/31/2005

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0256
Product attributePublisher:   Picador USA
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