Susan Sontag (January 16, 1933 – December 28, 2004) was an American writer and filmmaker, professor, literary icon, and political activist. Beginning with the publication of her 1964 essay "Notes on 'Camp'", Sontag became an international cultural and intellectual celebrity. Her best known works include On Photography, Against Interpretation, The Way We Live Now, Illness as Metaphor, Regarding the Pain of Others, The Volcano Lover and In America.
Sontag was active in writing and speaking about, or travelling to, areas of conflict, including during the Vietnam War and the Siege of Sarajevo. She wrote extensively about photography, culture and media, AIDS and illness, ... more »
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''What pornography is really about, ultimately, isn't sex but death.''Susan Sontag (b. 1933), U.S. essayist. Originally published in Partisan Review (New Brunswick, NJ, Spring 1967). The Pornographic Imagination, sct. 4,...
''... the place we assign to pornography depends on the goals we set for our own consciousness, our own experience.''Susan Sontag (b. 1933), U.S. author. "The Pornographic Imagination," (1967).
''Pornography is a theatre of types, never of individuals.''Susan Sontag (b. 1933), U.S. author. "The Pornographic Imagination," (1967).
''The becoming of man is the history of the exhaustion of his possibilities.''Susan Sontag (b. 1933), U.S. essayist. "'Thinking Against oneself': Reflections on Cioran," Styles of Radical Will (1969).
''Existence is no more than the precarious attainment of relevance in an intensely mobile flux of past, present, and future.''Susan Sontag (b. 1933), U.S. essayist. "'Thinking Against Oneself': Reflections on Cioran," Styles of Radical Will (1969).