The Resource In America : a novel, Susan Sontag

In America : a novel, Susan Sontag

Label
In America : a novel
Title
In America
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Susan Sontag
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Volcano Lover, Susan Sontag's bestselling 1992 novel, retold the love story of Lady Emma Hamilton and Lord Nelson with consummate power. In her enthralling new novel-once again based on a real story-Sontag shows us our own country on the cusp of modernity. In 1876 a group of Poles led by Maryna Zalewska, Poland's greatest actress, travel to California to found a "utopian" commune. Maryna, who has renounced her career, is accompanied by her small son and husband; in her entourage is a rising young writer who is in love with her. The novel portrays a West that is still largely empty, where white settlers confront native Californians and Asian coolies. The image of America, and of California-as fantasy, as escape, as radical simplification-constantly meets a more complex reality. The commune fails and most of the emigres go home, but Maryna stays and triumphs on the American stage. In America is a big, juicy, surprising book-about a woman's search for self-transformation, about the fate of idealism, about the world of the theater-that will captivate its readers from the first page. It is Sontag's most delicious, most brilliant achievement."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1933-2004
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sontag, Susan
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.O6547
LC item number
I5 2000
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Actresses
  • Polish Americans
  • Utopias
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Actresses
  • Polish Americans
  • Utopias
  • California
  • California
Label
In America : a novel, Susan Sontag
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
387 p.
Isbn
9780374175405
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99054641
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)42863090
  • (OCoLC)ocm42863090
Label
In America : a novel, Susan Sontag
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
387 p.
Isbn
9780374175405
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99054641
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)42863090
  • (OCoLC)ocm42863090

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