I had heard of Ms. Sontang over the years, but this is the first time I've ever read one of her works.
It looks at disease from a philosophical point of view, or from a social point of view, in a very good writing from this famous author.
Anyone who can make us look at something in a new way, make us think something through in a new way, is easily well-worth reading.
was exactly what i was looking for!was exactly what i was looking for!Published 1 month ago by Juan Acosta
This book was recommended to me soooo many times when I was interviewing at medical schools, and sat on my to-read list forever. I think it is some sort of classic or something. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mae
Fascinating. I had heard of Ms. Sontang over the years, but this is the first time I've ever read one of her works. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Wayne Hall
Sontag was one of the best intellectual voices of our time that spoke about universal topics from her unique and analytical perspectives. Read morePublished 14 months ago by whj
The book did not have a glossary or an index at the back to identify concepts in the book and I believe this was unprofessional. The publishers should have sorted that out. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Denise Bjorkman
It is a brilliant stroke to unite Illness as metaphor and Aids and Its Metaphors, as the two studies, written decades apart, speak seamlessly to one another. Read morePublished 22 months ago by L.S. Federer
I did not find the book very interesting, although it is a great recopilation of different quotes from past books portraying the different views there were from diseases as cancer... Read morePublished on August 29, 2011 by mdeaub
As she has always been, Sontag is an important voice whose work is the perfect foil for postmodern bunk. Read morePublished on April 4, 2011 by S
There are already many good reviews so I will only suggest reading the following books in addition to Sontag's, all of them relevant for those interested in the social history of... Read morePublished on October 4, 2009 by César González Rouco