Mark Greif is a founder and Editor of the journal n+1. He lives and works in New York, where he is Associate Professor of Literary Studies at the New School.
His latest book, Against Everything: On Dishonest Times (40% off until October 30th) dissects everyday life under twenty-first-century capitalism. In a series of coruscating essays Greif asks why we put ourselves through the pains of exercise, what our concerns about diet or sex does for our fundamental worth, what political identity the hipster might possess, and what happens to us when we listen to Radiohead or hip-hop.
Mark Greif picks his favourite essay collections, from Virginia Woolf to Susan Sontag, for the latest Five Book Plan.
- Susan Sontag