Journals Higher Education

$120.00

Hardcover

Published: 01 August 2016

256 Pages | 14 b+w

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474414340


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In the Archive of Longing

Susan Sontag's Critical Modernism

Mena Mitrano

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • Original study of Susan Sontag's contribution to the development of critical thought
  • Opens new avenues for research in the expanding field of new modernist studies and in the field of criticism
  • Discusses Sontag's collaboration with Walter Benjamin which reopens the question of the author and encourages an understanding of this concept from a psychoanalytic perspective, as a transgenerational phenomenon
  • Includes a discussion of the role of the American avant-garde in Sontag's abandonment of philosophy and in her turn to a pioneering, more theoretical literary criticism
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