Regarding the Pain of Others
Penguin Books Limited, 5 dec. 2013 - 128 pagina's
Regarding the Pain of Others is Susan Sontag's searing analysis of our numbed response to images of horror.
'Powerful, fascinating. Sontag is our outstanding contemporary writer in the moralist tradition'Sunday Times
'A coruscating sermon on how we picture suffering'The New York Times
'A far-reaching set of ruminations on human suffering, the nature of goodness, the lures, deceptions and truth of images . . . in short, a summary of what it means to be alive and alert in the twentieth century'Independent
'Sontag is on top form: firing devastating questions'Los Angeles Times
'Simple, elegant, fiercely persuasive'Metro
One of America's best-known and most admired writers, Susan Sontag was also a leading commentator on contemporary culture until her death in December 2004. Her books include four novels and numerous works of non-fiction, among them Regarding the Pain of Others, On Photography, Illness as Metaphor, At the Same Time, Against Interpretation and Other Essays and Reborn: Early Diaries 1947-1963, all of which are published by Penguin. A further eight books, including the collections of essays Under the Sign of Saturn and Where the Stress Falls, and the novels The Volcano Lover and The Benefactor, are available from Penguin Modern Classics.
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LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - jonfaith - LibraryThing
Cursory and effective, I read this in an afternoon. I have never allowed myself access to her fiction but her essays always maintained a welcome gravity. Volledige review lezen
LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - Lord_Boris - LibraryThing
An analysis of the human response to images of the suffering of others. Mainly relating to pictures of people afflicted by war from Goya's 18th century Disasters of War, to late 20th century conflicts ... Volledige review lezen