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Benjamin Moser: Sontag, Her Life

Benjamin Moser: Sontag, Her Life

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The definitive portrait of one of the twentieth century's most towering figures: her writing and her radical thought, her public activism and her private face.

Her writing on art and politics, feminism and homosexuality, celebrity and style, medicine and drugs, Fascism and Freudianism, Communism and Americanism, reflected the conflicted meanings of a most conflicted word: modernity. She was there when the Cuban Revolution began and the Berlin Wall came down, in Vietnam under American bombardment, in wartime Israel. Sontag tells these stories and examines the work upon which her reputation was based, exploring the private woman hidden behind the formidable public face.

Drawing on hundreds of interviews conducted from Maui to Stockholm and from Manhattan to Sarajevo - and featuring nearly one hundred images, many never seen before - Sontag is the first book based on the writer's restricted archives, and on access to many people who have never before spoken about her, including Annie Leibovitz.

Title: Sontag Her Life
Publisher: Allen Lane, 17 September 2019
Author: Benjamin Moser
Format: Harback
Size: 24 x 16.2 cm, 832 pages
ISBN: 9780241003480


Author Benjamin Moser will be in conversation with Emily LaBarge about Sontag Her Life at The Photographers' Gallery Friday 13 September 18.30-20.00 followed by a book signing where we'll have advance copies ahead of the initial release. Booking is essential and tickets can be booked here.

If you are unable to make it to the event signed copies can be pre-ordered and will ship from Monday 16 September.

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