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Susan Sontag

Author Susan Sontag

Profession: Author

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: The cultural critic is considered one of the most influential of her generation. She is known for her 1964 article "Notes on Camp", re-issued in her break-through collection of essays "Against Interpretation"

Other famous works include "On Photography" and "Illness as Metaphor".

Sontag was also a filmaker and novelist, publishing several bestsellers

Born: January 16, 1933
Birthplace: NYC, New York, USA

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Capricorn

Died: December 28, 2004 (aged 71)
Cause of Death: Leukemia

Events in the Life of Susan Sontag

  • 1964-12-11 "Time" magazine calls Susan Sontag "one of Manhattan's brightest intellectuals" in a review of her groundbreaking essay "Notes on Camp"

Quotes by Susan Sontag

  • "I envy paranoids; they actually feel people are paying attention to them."

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