Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and Its Metaphors

Susan Sontag (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$18.00  $16.56
Publisher
Picador USA
Publish Date
August 25, 2001
Pages
192
Dimensions
5.58 X 0.53 X 8.34 inches | 0.41 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780312420130
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About the Author

Susan Sontag is the author of four other novels, The Benefactor, Death Kit, and The Volcano Lover; and In America, which won the 2000 National Book Award for fiction; I, etcetera a collection of stories; several plays, and five works of nonfiction, among them On Photography and Against Interpretation. In 2001 she was awarded the Jerusalem Prize for the body of her work.

Reviews

"Susan Sontag's Illness as Metaphor was the first to point out the accusatory side of the metaphors of empowerment that seek to enlist the patient's will to resist disease. It is largely as a result of her work that the how-to health books avoid the blame-ridden term 'cancer personality' and speak more soothingly of 'disease-producing lifestyles' . . . AIDS and Its Metaphors extends her critique of cancer metaphors to the metaphors of dread surrounding the AIDS virus. Taken together, the two essays are an exemplary demonstration of the power of the intellect in the face of the lethal metaphors of fear." --Michael Ignatieff, The New Republic