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Regarding the Pain of Others
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Picador USA
Publication date February 1, 2004
Pages 144
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780312422196
ISBN-10 0312422199
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.10 lbs.
Original list price $15.00
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An examination of the role of imagery in modern culture considers how depictions of violence, from wartime photographs to footage of the September 11 attacks, are used and how they impact the world. By the author of On Photography. Reprint.
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Twenty-five years after her classic On Photography, Susan Sontag returns to the subject of visual representations of war and violence in our culture today.

How does the spectacle of the sufferings of others (via television or newsprint) affect us? Are viewers inured--or incited--to violence by the depiction of cruelty? In Regarding the Pain of Others, Susan Sontag takes a fresh look at the representation of atrocity--from Goya's The Disasters of War to photographs of the American Civil War, lynchings of blacks in the South, and the Nazi death camps, to contemporary horrific images of Bosnia, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Israel and Palestine, and New York City on September 11, 2001.

In Regarding the Pain of Others Susan Sontag once again changes the way we think about the uses and meanings of images in our world, and offers an important reflection about how war itself is waged (and understood) in our time.



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from Farrar Straus & Giroux (February 1, 2003)
9780374248581 | details & prices | 240 pages | 6.00 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.64 lbs | List price $20.00
About: An examination of the role of imagery in modern culture considers how depictions of violence, from wartime photographs to footage of the September 11 attacks, are used and how they impact the world.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Picador USA (February 1, 2004)
9780312422196 | details & prices | 144 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.10 lbs | List price $15.00
About: Watching the evening news offers constant evidence of atrocity--a daily commonplace in our 'society of spectacle.

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