Susan Sontag


Born
in New York, New York, The United States
January 16, 1933

Died
December 28, 2004

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Susan Sontag was born in New York City on January 16, 1933, grew up in Tucson, Arizona, and attended high school in Los Angeles. She received her B.A. from the College of the University of Chicago and did graduate work in philosophy, literature, and theology at Harvard University and Saint Anne’s College, Oxford.

Her books include four novels, The Benefactor, Death Kit, The Volcano Lover, and In America; a collection of short stories, I, etcetera; several plays, including Alice in Bed and Lady from the Sea; and nine works of nonfiction, starting with Against Interpretation and including On Photography, Illness as Metaphor, Where the Stress Falls, Regarding the Pain of Others, and At the Same Time. In 1982, Farrar, Straus & Giroux published A
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On Photography

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Regarding the Pain of Others

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Against Interpretation and ...

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Illness as Metaphor and AID...

3.99 avg rating — 4,230 ratings — published 1989 — 48 editions
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Notes on Camp

3.97 avg rating — 2,567 ratings — published 1964 — 7 editions
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Illness as Metaphor

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The Volcano Lover

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In America

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“My library is an archive of longings.”
Susan Sontag, As Consciousness is Harnessed to Flesh: Journals and Notebooks, 1964-1980

“I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list.”
Susan Sontag

“Do stuff. be clenched, curious. Not waiting for inspiration's shove or society's kiss on your forehead. Pay attention. It's all about paying attention. attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager. stay eager.”
Susan Sontag

Polls

March 2021 New School Classic Poll

 
  23 votes, 24.5%

The Castle by Franz Kafka, 1926, 316 pages
 
  21 votes, 22.3%

A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute, 1950 369 pages
 
  11 votes, 11.7%

Maurice by E.M. Forster, 1971, 256 pages
 
  10 votes, 10.6%

Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, 1915, 147 pages
 
  9 votes, 9.6%

The Door by Magda Szabó, 1987, 262 pages
 
  8 votes, 8.5%

On Photography by Susan Sontag, 1973, 224 pages
 
  7 votes, 7.4%

The Drowned World by J.G. Ballard, 1962, 198 pages
 
  5 votes, 5.3%

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