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By Susan Sontag
In America is a kaleidoscopic portrait of the United States at the cusp of modernity. As she did in her significantly renowned novel The Volcano Lover, Susan Sontag casts a narrative situated some time past in a clean, provocative mild to create a fictional international jam-packed with modern resonance.
In 1876 a gaggle of Poles led by means of Maryna Zalezowska, Poland's maximum actress, to migrate to the us and commute to California to stumbled on a "utopian commune." whilst the commune fails, Maryna remains, learns English, and—as Marina Zalenska—forges a brand new, much more effective occupation at the American degree, turning into a diva on par with Sara Bernhardt.
In the United States is approximately many stuff: a woman's look for self-transformation; the destiny of idealism; a existence within the theater; the numerous kinds of love; and, no longer least of all, tales and storytelling itself. Operatic within the scope and depth of the sentiments it depicts, richly distinctive and visionary in its account of the USA, and peopled with unforgettable characters. In America is the winner of the 2000 nationwide publication Award for Fiction.
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