Susan Sontag's incisive intelligence, expressive brilliance and deep curiosity about art and politics, and the writer's responsibility to the world have secured her place as one of the most important thinkers and writers of the twentieth century. "At the Same Time" gathers sixteen essays written in the last years of Sontag's life, which reflect on the personally liberating nature of literature, and on political activism as an ethical duty, and boldly address the dilemmas of post 9/11 America. This is a passionate, compelling work from an American writer at the height of her powers.
One of America's best-known and most admired writers, Susan Sontag was also a leading commentator on contemporary culture. Her books include four novels and seven works of non-fiction, among them Regarding the Pain of Others, On Photography and Illness as Metaphor, all of which are published by Penguin. Susan Sontag died in December 2004. At the Same Time includes a preface written by Susan Sontag's only son, David Rieff.