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Sontag, Susan (Author) & Rieff, David (Editor). SUSAN SONTAG: ESSAYS OF THE 1960S & 70S: AGAINST INTERPRETATION, STYLES OF RADICAL WILL, ON PHOTOGRAPHY, ILLNESS AS METAPHOR. New York City, NY: Library Of America, 2013. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 900 pages. As New.

Retrospective collection of the author's greatest essays. The First Slipcased Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent printings. Published in a small and limited first print run as a Slipcased Edition for distribution to libraries and LOA subscribers only. None of the copies were sold to the public. The Slipcased Edition has the same ISBN as the regular trade edition. An austerely elegant production: Regular-sized volume format. Text by Susan Sontag edited and annotated by David Rieff. Cream hard board slipcase. Printed to absolutely the highest standards on acid-free paper, utilizing sewn binding, closely woven rayon cloth boards, satin bound-in ribbon marker, and a page layout that is both readable and elegant. The book is guaranteed to last for several generations of readers and collectors (despite frequent and regular use, the estimated life span of Library of America Editions is 1000 years; un-used, they will last forever). Without DJ, as issued. Re-presents Susan Sontag's four collections of essays in their final form: "Against Interpretation" (1966), "Styles of Radical Will" (1969), "On Photography" (1977), and "Illness As Metaphor" (1978). The volume also includes five "Uncollected Essays", which appear in book form for the very first time, notably "The Double Standard of Aging" and "The Third World of Women", which are indispensable to an understanding of Sontag as a cultural philosopher of the first rank. These previously unpublished essays alone are worth the price of entry. An absolute "must-have" edition for Susan Sontag collectors. This edition is an instant classic. The First Slipcased Edition was distributed to libraries and LOA subscribers only. None of the copies were sold to the public. As far as we know, this is the only copy of the First Slipcased Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare copy thus. Winner of the MacArthur Genius Grant, the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1977 for "On Photography", the National Book Award in 2000 for "In America", and the Jerusalem Prize in 2001. Shimon Peres, in awarding the Jerusalem Prize, described Sontag as "one of the world's finest writers and greatest minds". One of the most influential and important American writer-intellectuals of the 20th century. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER SUSAN SONTAG TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1598532553. $100.00

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