Regarding the Pain of Others
Regarding the Pain of Others is Susan Sontag's searing analysis of our numbed response to images of horror.
From Goya's Disasters of War to news footage and photographs of the conflicts in Vietnam, Rwanda and Bosnia, pictures have been charged with inspiring dissent, fostering violence or instilling apathy in us, the viewer. Regarding the Pain of Others will alter our thinking not only about the uses and meanings of images, but about the nature of war, the limits of sympathy, and the obligations of conscience.
'Powerful, fascinating. Sontag is our outstanding contemporary writer in the moralist tradition' Sunday Times
Format/pages: paperback / 128 pages
Publisher: Penguin Books