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Benjamin Moser: The Life of Susan Sontag


Mon Sep 23, 2019
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
60 mins


Toronto Reference Library
Bram & Bluma Appel Salon

Benjamin Moser appears to discuss his new book, Sontag: Her Life and Work, a definitive portrait of one of the most influential thinkers of the twentieth century.

Drawing on hundreds of interviews conducted from Maui to Stockholm and from London to Sarajevo - and featuring nearly one hundred images - Sontag is the first book based on the writer's restricted archives, and on access to many people who have never before spoken about Sontag, including Annie Leibovitz.

Throughout this impressive and comprehensive book we encounter Susan Sontag: her writing and her radical thought, her public activism and her hidden private face.

Hear Benjamin Moser discuss Sontag: Her Life and Work with Toronto writer Sheila Heti.

Q&A and book signing to follow. Books available for purchase.


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Arrive early, meet people. The talk starts at 7 pm, but doors open at 6 pm. Come early so you can chat with your fellow literature lovers, and make new friends. As with all Appel Salon events, we'll have a cash bar with a selection of beer, wine, and liquor, as well as sandwiches and snacks.

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