Fascinating Fascism. by Susan Sontag (1933-2004) New York Review of Books February 6, 1975 republished in: Under the Sign of Saturn (New York, 1980), pp. 73-105. Translations: Belorussian; German; Punjabi; Spanish;Ukrainian; The Last of the Nuba by Leni Riefenstahl (1974) SS Regalia by Jack Pia (1974) I. First Exhibit. Here is a book of 126 splendid color photographs by Leni Riefenstahl.
The white race is the cancer of human history; it is the white race and it alone — its ideologies and inventions — which eradicates autonomous civilizations wherever it spreads, which has upset the ecological balance of the planet, which now threatens the very existence of life itself.
In response to: Fascinating Fascism from the February 6, 1975 issue. To the Editors:. It was a strange experience to read Susan Sontag’s critique (NYR, February 6) of Leni Riefenstahl and the eroticization of Nazism.I was forced to ask myself how the same mind had produced this brilliant essay, and the equally brilliant essay which appeared a year or two ago in Partisan Review (“The Third.For example, take this excellent exchange between Adrienne Rich and Susan Sontag, prompted by Sontag’s 1975 essay “Fascinating Fascism,” about Leni Riefenstahl and Nazi-themed pornography.This classic collection of essays and criticism from the 1960s flatters the reader's intelligence without being intimidating. Sontag has seemingly read everything, from Sophocles to Sartre, but.
Against Interpretation, Susan Sontag’s second book, was published in 1966, but some of the essays date back to 1961, when she was still writing for The Benefactor.Sontag had come to New York in the early 60’s, eager to become the writer she so longed to become. Her ideas at the time of a writer was someone interested in “everything.”.Read More
Her films of the Nuremberg rallies were stated by historian Susan Sontag as being “the most purely propagandist films ever made”, while others argue that her films could not be cited as propaganda as they lacked many of the elements that would traditionally make them so. Riefenstahl’s film made of the of the 1936 Berlin Olympics, Olympia, perhaps raises much of the debate surrounding.Read More
Susan Sontag 's response is that the film it is seen as a portrayal of a fascist society. A Nazi propaganda tool and not necessarily intended as a fascist viewpoint. Sontag reasons that the film techniques, and the relationship between Leni Riefenstahl and the Nazi leadership as well as the consistent illustration of fascist themes found in the film establishes that Triumph of the Will is.Read More
Susan Sontag created a sensation in the mid-1960’s with her essay “Against Interpretation.” Although she made it clear that she was not against all interpretation of works of art, her.Read More
Susan Sontag's third book of essays has meditations on Antonin Artaud, Elias Canetti, Leni Riefenstahl, Walter Benjamin and Hans-Jurgen Syberberg's film about Hitler, along with brief eulogies for Paul Goodman and Roland Barthes. Her subjects bear witness to Miss Sontag's range as well as her diligence. She keeps up - appears, at times, to do the keeping-up for a whole generation - and has.Read More
Bicky Lenh Vabiana Santos Option 2 In the essay “On Photography” written in the 1970’s, author Susan Sontag states that “photographs really are experience captured” and the camera helps us put ourselves into the relation of the photographs. The practice of photography gives us assurance by its accurate relation to reality than any other devices. Sontag sets many insights that still.Read More
Susan Sontag states that “the very activity of taking pictures is soothing,. Analytical Essay on Drama Trifles by Susan Glaspell Heidi Barnard South University Trifles’ By Susan Glaspell I believe had several small defining moments leading to the one larger defining moment, which brings together all of them together. The defining moment is the discovery of the dead bird hidden in the.Read More
SONTAG, Susan (b. 16 January 1933 in New York City), critic, essayist, novelist, and radical New York intellectual who emerged during the 1960s as a provocative commentator on avant-garde art, popular culture, and leftist politics.Born Susan Lee Rosenblatt, Sontag was the eldest of two daughters of Jack Rosenblatt and Mildred Jacobson, both descendants of European Jewish immigrants.Read More
Susan Sontag was an incandescent presence in American culture, whether as essayist, fiction writer, filmmaker, or political activist. As a critic, she became the most provocative and influential voice of her time. More than a commentator on her era, she helped shape it. This volume brings together four essential works of the 1960s and 70s, books whose intelligence and brilliant style confirm.Read More
Susan Sontag is the author of four novels, including In America, which won the 2000 National Book Award for Fiction; a collection of stories; several plays, and five works of nonfiction, among them Against Interpretation and On Photography.Her latest book is Regarding the Pain of Others (FSG, 2002). Her books have been translated into 28 languages. In 2001, she was awarded the Jerusalem Prize.Read More