Death Kit: A Novel

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Macmillan, 2002 - Fiction - 311 pages
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First published in 1967, Death Kit--Susan Sontag's second novel--is a classic of modern fiction. Blending realism and dream, it offers a passionate exploration of the recesses of the American conscience.

 

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In Death Kit, Susan Sontag attempts to achieve those qualities of the nouveau-roman she has praised in her criticism; that "search for an infinite precision...narrow dehydrated subject-matter and cool ... Read full review

Death kit: a novel

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Released in 1963 and 1967, respectively, these are Sontag's first and second novels. In The Benefactor, protagonist Hippolyte "depends on his dreams to direct the course of his life" (LJ 9/1/63). The ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
37
Section 2
68
Section 3
107
Section 4
147
Section 5
153
Section 6
159
Section 7
162
Section 8
174
Section 9
182
Section 10
191
Section 11
238
Section 12
253
Section 13
280
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Susan Sontag is the author of four novels, The Benefactor, Death Kit, The Volcano Lover, and In America (winner of the 2000 National Book Award for Fiction). She has also published a collection of stories, several plays, and five works of nonfiction, among them On Photography and, most recently, Where the Stress Falls. Her books have been translated into twenty-eight languages. In 2001 she was awarded the Jerusalem Prize for the body of her work.

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