University of California Press
October 10, 1988
5.54 X 8.26 X 1.77 inches | 1.82 pounds
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About the Author
Susan Sontag (1933-2004) studied at the universities of Chicago, Harvard and Oxford. She was the author of four novels, a collection of stories, several plays, and six books of essays, among them Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and Its Metaphors. Her books are translated into thirty-two languages. In 2001 she was awarded the Jerusalem Prize for the body of her work, and in 2003 she received the Prince of Asturias Prize for Literature and the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade.
"Artaud, who withdrew from the theatre but remained essentially an actor, came nearest to dramatising when he could project his imagination into another man's experience. . . . No one has written more lucidly or illuminatingly about the way van Gogh used madness, art and suicide to cope with an insufferable situation."--Ronald Hayman, "Encounter