Susan Sontag

Susan Sontag (/ˈsɒntæɡ/; Januar 16, 1933 – December 28, 2004) wis a Jewish-American writer, filmmaker, teacher, an poleetical activist. She published her first major wark, the essay "Notes on 'Camp'", in 1964. Her best-kent works include On Photography, Against Interpretation, Styles of Radical Will, The Way We Live Now, Illness as Metaphor, Regarding the Pain of Others, The Volcano Lover, an In America.

Susan Sontag
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Susan Sontag in 1994, bi Juan Fernando Bastos (commissioned bi the The Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide for the 2009 Mey–Juin cover)
BornSusan Rosenblatt
16 Januar 1933(1933-01-16)
New York Ceety, New York, U.S.
Dee'd28 December 2004(2004-12-28) (aged 71)
New York Ceety, New York, U.S.
Cause o daith
Myelodysplastic syndrome
Restin place
Montparnasse Seemetry
Paris, Fraunce
ThriftNovelist, essayist
Years active1959–2004
Kent forFiction, essays, nonfeection
Hauf-marrae(s)Philip Rieff
(m. 1950–59; divorced)[1]
Pairtner(s)Annie Leibovitz (1989–2004; her daith)

Sontag wis active in writin an speakin aboot, or travellin tae, auries o conflict, includin during the Vietnam War an the Siege o Sarajevo. She wrote extensively aboot photografie, cultur an media, AIDS an illness, human richts, an communism an leftist ideology. Awtho her essays an speeches whiles drew controversy,[2] she haes been descrived as "ane o the maist influential creetics o her generation."[3]


  1. "Finding fact from fiction". London: The Guardian. 27 Mey 2000. Retrieved 19 Juin 2007.
  2. "Hooking Up".
  3. "Susan Sontag", The New York Review of Books, accessed December 19, 2012