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Sontag, Susan. IN AMERICA. New York City, NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2000. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 287 pages. As New/As New.

The author's fourth novel. One of the most important literary events of the year 2000. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. The story of America from the point-of-view of an outsider/immigrant. A rewarding and deeply moving novel about the whole idea of self-transformation, which the author considers to be the essence of what it means to be an American: "Newness, emptiness, pastlessness, this dream of turning life into a pure future that colored many immigrants' view of America". "You have to know when to let the old life go, and go on and not look back and have regrets. Otherwise you will always be sad, because you are always losing something. That's the way life is if you let misfortunes strike you too hard, you won't see the new chance coming" (Susan Sontag). Sontag died on December 28, 2004 at the relatively young age of 71, her work unfinished, a one-of-a-kind writer who is a heartbreaking, irreplaceable loss to contemporary life and literature. One of the ironies about her career is that despite her fame, readers and collectors never fully appreciated the magnitude of her achievement, that she is a writer's writer, and that she will endure long after currently fashionable and hopelessly provincial American writers are forgotten. A stunning achievement. A "must-have" title for Susan Sontag collectors. This title is no longer in print as a hardcover and is now collectible. This is one of relatively few copies of the First Hardcover Edition still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A scarce 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 flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER SUSAN SONTAG TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0374175403. $20.00

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