by Susan Sontag
Editor: Penguin Books Ltd
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Susan Sontag, Sur la Photographie is a seminal and innovative work on the subjectSusan Sontag revolutionary critic of photography asks strong questions about the moral and aesthetic questions around this art formPhotographs are everywhere, and the’insatiability of eye photography’ has profoundly changed our relationship to the world.Photographs have the power to shock, idealize or seduce them, they create a sense of nostalgia and act as a memorial, and they can be used as evidence against us or to identify usIn these six incisive essays, Sontag examines the ways in which we use these ubiquitous images of making a sense of reality and authority in our livesSontag offers enough food for thought, to satisfy the most intellectual of appetites “The Times A brilliant analysis of the profound mutation of photographic images have done in our way of looking at the world and ourselves’Washington Post’ The most original and enlightening study of the object’New YorkerOne of America’s best-known and most admired writer, Susan Sontag has also been one of the main howHis books include four novels and numerous non-fiction works, among them Quant à la Douleur des Autres, Sur la Photographie, la Maladie comme Métaphore, À la Même Époque, par rapport à l’Interprétation et à d’Autres Essais et Renaître: Début de Journaux 1947-1963, which are published by PenguinEight other books, including the collections of essays Under Saturn’s Sign, and Where the Tomb Accent, and the novels The Lover Volcano and The Benefactor, are available from Penguin Modern Classics
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