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eBook Death Kit ePub

by Susan Sontag

  • ISBN: 0440521718
  • Category: Literary
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Susan Sontag
  • Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell (1968)
  • ePub book: 1294 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1447 kb
  • Other: lit txt mbr mobi
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 880

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Susan Sontag (/ˈsɒntæɡ/; January 16, 1933 – December 28, 2004) was an American writer, filmmaker, philosopher, teacher, and political activist

Susan Sontag (/ˈsɒntæɡ/; January 16, 1933 – December 28, 2004) was an American writer, filmmaker, philosopher, teacher, and political activist. She mostly wrote essays, but also published novels; she published her first major work, the essay "Notes on 'Camp'", in 1964. Her best-known works include On Photography, Against Interpretation, Styles of Radical Will, The Way We Live Now, Illness as Metaphor, Regarding the Pain of Others, The Volcano Lover, and In America.

In Death Kit Susan Sontag has written a terrifying black novel with the fierce unsettling thrust of a Kafka-esque fable. It is a truly awesome book, forged from a stark in which staccato sentences and near-documentary observations are fused into a brilliantly sustained style. It seems an impertinence merely to recommend this book for its literary qualities. Death Kit is an experience beyond definition, part novel, part thriller, part philosophy, part dream. Douglas M. Davis, The National Observer

Perhaps reprieved from death, and if that’s the case, reprieved either by his own vitality or by the merest accident, Diddy acknowledges that he remains the tenant of his life; and that the lease to which he holds title has some time yet to run.

Perhaps reprieved from death, and if that’s the case, reprieved either by his own vitality or by the merest accident, Diddy acknowledges that he remains the tenant of his life; and that the lease to which he holds title has some time yet to run. Something of a natural gentleman, he aims to keep the property in decent repair.

First published in 1967, Death Kit is a classic of modern fiction. Blending realism and dream, Susan Sontag& second novel offers a passionate exploration of the recesses of the American conscience. The novel is a narrative of the suffering of Dalton& told through his own observations. Производитель: "Penguin Books Lt. First published in 1967, Death Kit is a classic of modern fiction.

In America is a kaleidoscopic portrait of America on the cusp of modernity. As she did in her enormously popular novel The Volcano Lover, Susan Sontag casts a story located in the past in a fresh, provocative light to create a fictional world full of contemporary resonance. In 1876 a group of Poles led by Maryna Zalezowska, Poland's greatest actress, emigrate to the United States and travel to California to found a "utopian commune.

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narrow dehydrated subject-matter and cool. Released in 1963 and 1967, respectively, these are Sontag's first and second novels. In The Benefactor, protagonist Hippolyte "depends on his dreams to direct the course of his life" (LJ 9/1/63). Debriefing collects all of Susan Sontag's shorter fiction, a form she turned to intermittently throughout her writing life.

1963) The Benefactor. 1977) On Photography. 1967) Death Kit. (1977) I, etcetera (Collection of short stories). 1991) The Way We Live Now (short story). 1992) The Volcano Lover. The Way We Live Now (1990) {about the AIDS epidemic}. A Parsifal (1991) {a deconstruction inspired by Robert Wilson's 1991 staging of the Wagner opera}. Alice in Bed (1993) {about 19th century intellectual, Alice James, who was confined to bed by illness}.

Cover is good, interior is clean with no marks, no underlining or highlighting, binding is tight__all books are wrapped and padded well__books ship same or next day with order tracking

Comments

Macage Macage
This book is widely underrated in my view. The story itself is interesting, and a good vehicle for Sontag to explore themes of identity, relationship, perception, alienation, and relationships. There are a few experimental techniques that are tried out here and there, including the narrative voice in third person, when it also seems to be dealing with first person experience.
Thofyn Thofyn
Susan Sontag's Death Kit opens as the story of a man who, in the course of a train journey, becomes convinced he has recently killed someone. The fact that he tried to kill himself only a short time ago gives the reader a clue; perhaps Diddy's version of events is not entirely reliable. And as the story progresses, the varied characters flitting in and out of his life begin to a take on an image more symbolic than personal. The dead railwayman, the blind lover, the jovial fellow employee...

As Diddy drifts into dreams and memories, the feeling of unreality grows. How much of this is present, how much past, how much just dreamed? But the truth has a way of revealing itself. Even as Diddy grows more unhinged, the reader begins to grasp where his tale will end up.

Death Kit is an oddly intriguing, absorbing tale, not entirely satisfying or dissatisfying, but hard to put down, with some beautiful images and haunting turns of phrase. It's a long, slow, sad, literary read, and an interesting introduction to the concept of the unreliable narrator.

Disclosure: I borrowed this book from a friend.
Kirimath Kirimath
This book deserves attention, and is in some ways Sontag's best fiction. Rough in some places, painfully rough, the prose grinds through the protagonist's agony, lightens with his fancy, slips away from coherence as he slips from coherence. This is writing on a par with a rough and angry, poignant and bittersweet symphony. It reminds me more of the Shastokovich Symphony no. 7, "Leningrad", than of any other book that I have read. Read it. Read it twice because the first time it can hardly be taken in.
This is the story of man's hallucination during and after his suicide. The surface tone is cold and metallic, distanced. But underneath it is achingly, sadly, brutal.
Interpret this story. Exercise your mind, your powers of analysis and of sensation. This is a layered piece of writing that holds up and puts out on many levels. And don't miss the exquisite prose on pages two through four.