‘Magnificent… Her famous seriousness pervades throughout… What’s striking is the astonishing scope, potential and possibility Sontag saw in short fiction’ Financial Times
The complete collected short stories of Susan Sontag, one of the most brilliant and influential writers of the twentieth century
Susan Sontag is most often remembered as a brilliant essayist – inquisitive, analytical, fearlessly outspoken. Yet all throughout her life, she also wrote short stories: fictions which wrestled with those ideas and preoccupations she couldn’t address in essay form. These short fictions are allegories, parables, autobiographical vignettes, each capturing an authentic fragment of life, dramatizing Sontag’s private griefs and fears.
Stories collects all of Sontag’s short fiction for the first time. This astonishingly versatile collection showcases its peerless writer at the height of her powers. For any Sontag fan, it is an unmissable testament to her creative achievements.
‘Sontag is one of the most influential critics of her generation’ New York Review of Books