A selection from Susan Sontag's private diaries written in her youth and early adulthood. It features the young Sontag's complex self-awareness. It also shares in her encounters with the writers who informed her thinking.
Gathers sixteen essays which reflect on the personally liberating nature of literature, on political activism as an ethical duty, and address the dilemmas of post-9/11 America. A passionate, compelling work from an American writer at the height of her powers.