As Consciousness Is Harnessed to Flesh

Journals and Notebooks, 1964-1980

By Susan Sontag; Sontag; David Rieff (Editor)
(Farrar Straus Giroux, Hardcover, 9780374100766, 544pp.)

Publication Date: April 10, 2012

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This, the second of three volumes of Susan Sontag’s journals and notebooks, begins where the first volume left off, in the middle of the 1960s. It traces and documents Sontag’s evolution from fledgling participant in the artistic and intellectual world of New York City to world-renowned critic and dominant force in the world of ideas with the publication of the groundbreaking Against Interpretation in 1966.

As Consciousness is Harnessed to Flesh follows Sontag through the turbulent years of the 1960s—from her trip to Hanoi at the peak of the Vietnam War to her time making films in Sweden—up to 1981 and the beginning of the Reagan era. This is an invaluable record of the inner workings of one of the most inquisitive and analytical thinkers of the twentieth century at the height of her power. It is also a remarkable document of one individual’s political and moral awakening.

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.

Sherry Sontag arbeitet als investigative Journalistin fuer die "New York Times und das "National Law Journal.
Mehr als sechs Jahre widmete sie allein der Recherche und dem Verfassen von "Jagd unter Wasser.
Christopher Drew ist mehrfach ausgezeichneter Redakteur der "New York Times. Er veroeffentlicht ausserdem Beitraege in "Chicago Tribune und "Wall Street Journal. Die aufwendige Recherche fuer das vorliegende Buch unterstuetzte seine Frau, die promovierte Politikwissenschaftlerin Annette Lawrence Drew.
Sherry Sontag works as an investigative journalist for New York Times and the National Law Journal. For more than six years, she has researched and wrote for ""Jagd unter Wasser."
Christopher Drew is editor of the New York Times and winner of a number of prizes. He also publishes reports in the Chicago Tribune and the Wall Street Journal. His wife Annette Lawrence Drew, a politician scientist, supported him with the research for this book.

David Rieff is the author of eight previous books, including "Swimming in a Sea of Death", "At the Point of a Gun: Democratic Dreams and Armed Intervention"; "A Bed for the Night: Humanitarianism in Crisis"; and "Slaughterhouse: Bosnia and the Failure of the West". He lives in New York City.
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