Under the Sign of Saturn: Essays

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Macmillan, Nov 9, 2002 - Art - 203 pages
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A third selection of Sontag's most important critical writings comment on the relation between moral and aesthetic ideas, discussing the works of Antonin Artaud, Leni Riefenstahl, Elias Canetti, Walter Benjamin, and others. Reprint.
 

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UNDER THE SIGN OF SATURN: Essays

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

One brilliant essay, dense with gravity and shrewdness, on Walter Benjamin: "The melancholic sees the world itself become a thing: refuse, solace, enchantment." A depredation of Leni Reifenstahl's ... Read full review

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User Review  - mahallett - LibraryThing

hard to review this as i don't know the people she writes about. the only one i'm familiar with is leni riefenstahl. i also am suspicious of riefenstahl but i found this essay not very objective. she ... Read full review

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on paul goodman
3
fascinating fascism
73
under the sign of saturn
109
syberbergs hitler
137
remembering barthes
169
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Susan Sontag is the author of four novels, including In America, which won the 2000 National Book Award for Fiction; a collection of stories; several plays, and five works of nonfiction, among them Against Interpretation and On Photography. Her latest book is Regarding the Pain of Others (FSG, 2002). Her books have been translated into 28 languages. In 2001, she was awarded the Jerusalem Prize for the body of her work.

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