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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Susan Sontag - Awards and Honors
... 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 ... that Theater Square in front of National Theater in Sarajevo will get the name of Susan Sontag ... of Sarajevo posted a plate with a new street name for Theater Square Theater Square of Susan Sontag ...
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 ... and promotes the international exchange of language and culture in the spirit of Susan Sontag’s lifetime commitment to young artistic voices ...

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    The love of the famous, like all strong passions, is quite abstract. Its intensity can be measured mathematically, and it is independent of persons.
    Susan Sontag (b. 1933)

    The photographer both loots and preserves, denounces and consecrates.
    —Susan Sontag (b. 1933)

    ... in every State there are more women who can read and write than the whole number of illiterate male voters; more white women who can read and write than all Negro voters; more American women who can read and write than all foreign voters.
    —National Woman Suffrage Association. As quoted in History of Woman Suffrage, vol. 4, ch. 13, by Susan B. Anthony and Ida Husted Harper (1902)