9781594633348-1594633347-Sempre Susan: A Memoir of Susan Sontag

Sempre Susan: A Memoir of Susan Sontag

ISBN-13: 9781594633348
ISBN-10: 1594633347
Edition: Reprint
Author: Nunez, Sigrid
Publication date: 2014
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Format: Paperback 128 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781594633348
ISBN-10: 1594633347
Edition: Reprint
Author: Nunez, Sigrid
Publication date: 2014
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Format: Paperback 128 pages

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Acknowledged authors Nunez, Sigrid wrote Sempre Susan: A Memoir of Susan Sontag comprising 128 pages back in 2014. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1594633347 and 9781594633348. Since then Sempre Susan: A Memoir of Susan Sontag textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 4.18 or rent at the marketplace.

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From the author of The Friend, winner of the 2018 National Book Award.
"The masterpiece of the ‘I knew Susan’ minigenre" – A.O. Scott, The New York Times

A poignant, intimate memoir of one of America’s most esteemed and fascinating cultural figures, and a deeply felt tribute.


Sigrid Nunez was an aspiring writer when she first met Susan Sontag, already a legendary figure known for her polemical essays, blinding intelligence, and edgy personal style. Sontag introduced Nunez to her son, the writer David Rieff, and the two began dating. Soon Nunez moved into the apartment that Rieff and Sontag shared. As Sontag told Nunez, “Who says we have to live like everyone else?”

Sontag’s influence on Nunez, who went on to become a successful novelist, would be profound. Described by Nunez as “a natural mentor” who saw educating others as both a moral obligation and a source of endless pleasure, Sontag inevitably infected those around her with her many cultural and intellectual passions. In this poignant, intimate memoir, Nunez speaks of her gratitude for having had, as an early model, “someone who held such an exalted, unironic view of the writer’s vocation.”

Published more than six years after Sontag’s death, Sempre Susan is a startlingly truthful portrait of this outsized personality, who made being an intellectual a glamorous occupation.
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