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Susan Sontag
Susan Sontag was born in Manhattan in 1933 and studied at the universities of Chicago, Harvard and Oxford. She is the author of four novels, a collection of stories, several plays, and six books of essays, among them Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and Its Metaphors. Her books are translated into... show more

Susan Sontag was born in Manhattan in 1933 and studied at the universities of Chicago, Harvard and Oxford. She is the author of four novels, a collection of stories, several plays, and six books of essays, among them Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and Its Metaphors. Her books are translated into thirty-two languages. In 2001 she was awarded the Jerusalem Prize for the body of her work, and in 2003 she received the Prince of Asturias Prize for Literature and the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade. She died in December 2004.
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Birth date: 1933-01-16
Died: 2004-12-28
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Edward
Edward rated it 3 years ago
--Illness as Metaphor--AIDS and Its Metaphors
The Ninja Reader
The Ninja Reader rated it 3 years ago
...the narration in the audiobook was so robotic, I basically zoned out half the time. Still... easier to absorb non-fiction, I find.
Bloodorange
Bloodorange rated it 4 years ago
I was fortunate to be reading this along [b:Rapt Attention and the Focused Life|6262510|Rapt Attention and the Focused Life|Winifred Gallagher|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1408920525s/6262510.jpg|6445747]; Sontag's journal is an excellent example of how focus works. Sontag was - or seemed - very e...
Bloodorange
Bloodorange rated it 4 years ago
1. One must bear in mind, reading this selection from Susan Sontag's diaries, why they were edited and published in the first place: Sontag sold her diaries, along with all her writings, to the UCLA library, and since there was no clause limiting rights to access or publication of these materials, h...
Kinga's Books
Kinga's Books rated it 4 years ago
Susan Sontag was more of a figure than a person. Intimidatingly intelligent and self-assured, she was an embodiment of an intellectual. Suffice to say there is only one woman Hitchens talks in any length about in his memoir (other than his mother) and it’s Susan Sontag. Even Hitchens, the notorious ...
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