Susan Sontag

Susan Sontag

Susan Sontag (b.1933) was an American critic, novelist and public intellectual. Her work includes the essay collections Against Interpretation (1966), Styles of Radical Will (1969) and Where the Stress Falls (2001), as well as influential books on on photography (On Photography, 1977) and illness (Illness as Metaphor, 1978), and the National Book Award-winning novel In America (1999). Sontag championed many New Directions authors, including W.G. Sebald, Roberto Bolaño and Robert Walser. She died in 2004.

Summer in Baden-Baden

by Leonid Tsypkin

With a contribution by Susan Sontag

A lost masterpiece and one of the major achievements of Russian literature in the second half of the 20th century. Summer in Baden-Baden was acclaimed by The New York Review of Books as “a short poetic masterpiece” and by Donald Fanger in The Los Angeles Times as “gripping, mysterious and profoundly moving.” Its author, Leonid Tsypkin, never saw a single page of his literary work published during his lifetime. A complex, highly original novel, Summer in Baden-Baden has a double narrative.…
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