New York: Farrar Straus & Giroux, 2001.
1st Edition. Hard Cover. Signed by Author. First Edition Signed by Susan Sontag on the title-page. A fine copy of the author's fifth and last collection of forty longer and shorter pieces, presenting a retrospective of her work over two decades, in 1/4 green cloth over black paper covered boards, white titles to the spine in a fine pictorial dustwrapper. 8vo. 351 pp. 'Reading' includes pieces on writers from Susan Sontag's own private canon - Machado de Assis, Barthes, W. G. Sebald, Borges, Tsvetaeva, and Elizabeth Hardwick. 'Seeing' shares her passions for film, dance, photography, painting, opera, and the theater. 'There and Here' explores her commitments to the work of conscience and to the vocation of the writer. "Three essays, the longest in the book are of unquestioned lasting importance. They are Writing Itself: On Roland Barthes, Waiting for Godot in Sarajevo and the title essay [Where the Stress Falls which] is a stunning tour de force." Houston Chronicle. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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