By Jerome Boyd Maunsell
Exploring the excellent scope of Sontag’s lifestyles and paintings, Maunsell lines her development in the course of her highbrow occupation at Chicago, Oxford, and the Sorbonne. He discusses her short-lived marriage to Philip Rieff at seventeen, the delivery of her son, and her next relationships with girls. As Maunsell follows the intense arc of her lifestyles, he delves into her literary lifestyles in manhattan within the Nineteen Sixties; travels together with her to Hanoi, Cuba, and China; and surveys her paintings in Sweden and France within the Seventies, the place she grew to become to filmmaking. Maunsell concludes through studying her awesome rebirth as a novelist and critic within the Nineteen Eighties and ’90s after her analysis with melanoma within the mid-1970s.
offering a whole photo of Sontag as a personal individual and public determine, this concise biography casts new gentle in this pivotal determine in literary and cultural history.