Author(s): Susan Sontag
Volume II of Susan Sontag's journals and notebooks from 1964-1980.
Providing a unique insight into the mind of one of the leading intellectuals of the modern age, Susan Sontag's As Conscious is Harnessed to Fleshchronicles the cultural, moral, and political journeys of this renowned critic and artist at the height of her powers.
'Gold dust.' Sunday Times
'A powerful self-portrait emerges. In its fragmentation . . . and passion, its combination of the erudite and the everyday, it is more true to life, both intellectual and emotional, than the most artful novel or careful biography. It may well be that Sontag's diaries will come to be seen as just as brilliant and important as anything she wrote.' Sunday Telegraph
'Mesmerising, fascinating.' Guardian
'Express the fullness and diversity of her intellectual curiosity. Revelatory in the most profound sense- they are existential fragments, self-selected thoughts, emotions, reactions . . . arising in one of the most remarkable minds of the twentieth century.' The Times
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, the first volume of her diaries.