On Photography

By Susan Sontag
(Picador USA, Paperback, 9780312420093, 208pp.)

Publication Date: August 2001

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Winner of the National Book Critics' Circle Award for Criticism.

One of the most highly regarded books of its kind, "On Photography" first appeared in 1977 and is described by its author as "a progress of essays about the meaning and career of photographs." It begins with the famous "In Plato's Cave"essay, then offers five other prose meditations on this topic, and concludes with a fascinating and far-reaching "Brief Anthology of Quotations.




About the Author
Susan Sontag was the author of four novels, including "In America", which won the 2000 National Book Award for Fiction; a collection of stories; several plays; and seven works of nonfiction. She died in New York City on December 28, 2004.
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