As Consciousness Is Harnessed to Flesh: Diaries, 1964 - 1980
As Consciousness is Harnessed to Flesh reveals the inner life of Susan Sontag.
Providing a unique insight into the mind of one of the leading intellectuals of the modern age, Susan Sontag's As Conscious is Harnessed to Flesh chronicles the cultural, moral, and political journeys of this renowned critic and artist at the height of her powers.
As Consciousness Is Harnessed to Flesh follows Sontag through the turbulent years of the late 1960s - from her trip to Hanoi at the peak of the Vietnam War to her time making films in Sweden - up to 1980, just before the beginning of the Reagan era. This is an invaluable record of the inner workings of one of the most inquisitive and analytical thinkers of the twentieth century at the height of her power. It is also a remarkable document of on individual's political and moral awakening.
'More true to life, both intellectual and emotional, than the most artful novel or careful biography' Sunday Telegraph
'Gold dust' Sunday Times
Format/pages: paperback / 544 pages
Publisher: Penguin Books