Who is Susan Sontag?

  • (noun): United States writer (born in 1933).
    Synonyms: Sontag

Susan Sontag

Susan Sontag (/ˈsɒntɑːɡ/; January 16, 1933 – December 28, 2004) was an American writer and filmmaker, literary icon, and political activist. Beginning with the publication of her 1964 essay "Notes on 'Camp'" Sontag became a lifelong international cultural and intellectual celebrity. Sontag was often photographed and her image became widely recognized even in mainstream society. Her works include On Photography, Against Interpretation, The Way We Live Now, and Regarding the Pain of Others.

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William Drenttel - Other Professional and Non-profit Affiliations (1997-2011) - Susan Sontag Literary Foundation
... Drenttel has served as vice president of the Susan Sontag Literary Foundation since 2007 ... the international exchange of language and culture in the spirit of Susan Sontag’s lifetime commitment to young artistic voices ...
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... and Bosnia." An initiative by Sarajevo Mayor Muhidin Hamamdzic to pay tribute to Susan Sontag, who has died recently, by renaming Theatre Square outside the National Theatre Susan Sontag Theatre Square ... that Theater Square in front of National Theater in Sarajevo will get the name of Susan Sontag ... new street name for Theater Square Theater Square of Susan Sontag ...

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    A fiction about soft or easy deaths ... is part of the mythology of most diseases that are not considered shameful or demeaning.
    Susan Sontag (b. 1933)

    Using a camera appeases the anxiety which the work-driven feel about not working when they are on vacation and supposed to be having fun. They have something to do that is like a friendly imitation of work: they can take pictures.
    —Susan Sontag (b. 1933)

    The steps toward the emancipation of women are first intellectual, then industrial, lastly legal and political. Great strides in the first two of these stages already have been made of millions of women who do not yet perceive that it is surely carrying them towards the last.
    Ellen Battelle Dietrick, U.S. suffragist. As quoted in History of Woman Suffrage, vol. 4, ch. 13, by Susan B. Anthony and Ida Husted Harper (1902)