Renowned for trenchant works of criticism like Against Interpretation and the National Book Award-winning novel In America, Susan Sontag also wrote a small but significant body of short fiction over the course of her career. Originally appearing in such periodicals as The New Yorker and Atlantic Monthly, the 11 stories here explore a wide range of styles and themes, including satire ("Baby," "American Spirits"); dialogues ("Unguided Tour"); experimental prose ("Project for a Trip to China"); fictionalized memoir ("Old Complaints Revisited"), and "Dr. Jekyll," a colorful theme-and-variations on R.L. Stevenson's novella.
Author: Susan Sontag. Benjamin Taylor, ed.