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  Susan Sontag - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sontag was born Susan Rosenblatt in New York City, the daughter of Jewish-American parents Jack Rosenblatt and his wife, the former Mildred Jacobsen.
Sontag received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of the University of Chicago and did graduate work in philosophy, literature, and theology at Harvard, St Anne's College, Oxford and the Sorbonne.
Sontag was criticized in 1968 for visiting Hanoi, the capital of North Vietnam, during the Vietnam war.
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Susan and her younger sister Judith were left in the care of their grandparents until the death of their father when Susan was five.
Susan Sontag, the American novelist and essayist who died yesterday aged 71, was a paragon of radical intelligence and austere beauty of whom it was said that, if she had not existed, the New York Review of Books would have had to invent her.
Sontag attended the University of California, Berkeley, for a semester, before in 1949, at the age of 16, she was admitted to the University of Chicago, where she formed strong bonds with teachers including critic Kenneth Burke and political philosopher Leo Strauss, intellectual father of the current neoconservatives.
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 Susan Sontag
Susan Sontag was born in New York, N.Y. Sontag's father, Jack Rosenblatt, had a fur trading business in China - he died in China of pulmonary tuberculosis when she was five.
Sontag's second novel, DEATH KIT (1967), a was a nightmarish meditation on life, death and the relationship between the two.
Sontag died of complications of leukemia in Manhattan on December 28, 2004.
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 Online NewsHour: Conversation: Susan Sontag - February 2, 2001
Sontag once reflected that all her work says: "Be serious, be passionate, wake up." And she has lived a life strongly committed to ideas and activism.
SUSAN SONTAG: Well, what's interesting is all these things are always in America -- in the post-Civil War United States people were already regretting modernization and corruption and the mercenary spirit and harking back to an older America where people were virtuous and family values were stronger and people weren't so interested in money.
SUSAN SONTAG: Well, I'll tell you, this was a little harder to do because I wrote "the Volcano Lover," that last novel in one go, just two and a half years, worked on it every day for two and a half years start to finish, consecutively.
www.pbs.org /newshour/conversation/jan-june01/sontag_02-02.html   (2044 words)

 Susan Sontag : In America : Book Review
Susan Sontag dies at the age of 71.
Susan Sontag was a highly respected American essayist and novelist, known for her brilliant and original thinking and her analyses of contemporary culture.
Sontag studied at University of California, Berkeley, but transferred to The University of Chicago receiving a BA in philosophy in 1951 at the age of eighteen.
www.mostlyfiction.com /west/sontag.htm   (1259 words)

 NOW with Bill Moyers. Arts & Culture. Susan Sontag | PBS
Sontag has written and directed four feature-length films: DUET FOR CANNIBALS (1969) and BROTHER CARL (1971), both in Sweden; PROMISED LANDS (1974), made in Israel during the war of October 1973; and UNGUIDED TOUR (1983), from her short story of the same name, made in Italy.
Sontag has also directed plays in the United States and Europe; her most recent theater work was a staging of Beckett's WAITING FOR GODOT in the summer of 1993 in besieged Sarajevo, where she spent much of the time between early 1993 and 1996 and was made an honorary citizen of the city.
Sontag served from 1987 to 1989 as president of the American Center of PEN, the international writers' organization dedicated to freedom of expression and the advancement of literature, from which platform she led a number of campaigns on behalf of persecuted and imprisoned writers.
www.pbs.org /now/arts/sontag.html   (538 words)

 Susan Sontag. By Christopher Hitchens - Slate Magazine
Susan Sontag passed an extraordinary amount of her life in the pursuit of private happiness through reading and through the attempt to share this delight with others.
Sontag's sprightly, sympathetic essays on the diminishing returns of "high culture" were written by someone who nonetheless had a sense of tradition and who took that high culture seriously (and who was smart enough to be published in Partisan Review).
Susan Sontag mobilized a tremendous campaign of solidarity that dispelled all this masochism and capitulation.
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 Amazon.com: On Photography: Books: Susan Sontag   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Sontag is concerned with what she sees as the cheapening of experience that the proliferation of photographs in our society has caused.
I'm sure that Sontag regards him as antiquated and cliche, but this is very different from the "everyone" she generally to be present and in full agreement with her.
Sontag would hate the comparison but she is the leftist equivalent of the medieval christian mystic - the world outside of her own mind doesn't matter and facts have no weight.
www.amazon.com /On-Photography-Susan-Sontag/dp/0312420099   (3624 words)

 Amazon.com: In America: A Novel: Books: Susan Sontag   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
As an essayist, Susan Sontag has tended to stick pretty rigorously to the modern age, whether she's anatomizing the wild world of camp or roasting Leni Riefenstahl over the coals.
There are rare glimpses of Sontag's tendency for profound insight throughout the novel in terms of her ability to recognize and document the subtle delicacies of human relationships.
Sontag's novel of immigration, America, Europe, art, religion and relationships is thought-provoking and a fascinating study.
www.amazon.com /In-America-Novel-Susan-Sontag/dp/0312273207   (3097 words)

 Critical Theory: Susan Sontag
She transferred to the University of Chicago, receiving a B.A. in philosophy in 1951 at the age of eighteen, and continued her postgraduate studies at Harvard and Oxford universities and at the Sorbonne.
A noted writer of novels, short fiction, and screenplays, Sontag is commonly regarded as a cultural and literary critic, although she is not a typical critic.
The subjects that have most appealed to her are the marginal areas of art, which sketch in the boundaries of a culture and its perceptions: the "camp" sensibility, the pornographic imagination, illness as metaphor, and photography as an art form.
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 BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Arts | US author Susan Sontag dies at 71
Sontag, who described herself as a "zealot of seriousness", was also a human rights activist and an outspoken opponent of US foreign policy.
She prompted controversy when she wrote that the September 2001 attacks on the US were not a "cowardly attack" on civilisation, but "an act undertaken as a consequence of specific American alliances and actions".
Sontag had been treated for breast cancer in the 1970s.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/entertainment/arts/4130985.stm   (319 words)

 Salon.com News | The "traitor" fires back
But it was a brief essay, less than 1,000 words long, in the Sept. 24 issue of the New Yorker that created the biggest uproar of her life.
In the piece, which she wrote shortly after the terror attacks of Sept. 11, Sontag dissected the political and media blather which poured out of the television in the hours after the explosions of violence.
Sontag spoke to Salon by phone from her Manhattan home.
archive.salon.com /news/feature/2001/10/16/susans   (419 words)

 Susan Sontag   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Born in New York City, raised in Arizona and California, educated at the...
Liebhaberin des Vulkans - Mit Susan Sonntag in New York, Die (2003) (TV)....
Find where Susan Sontag is credited alongside another name
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 BBC - BBC Four - Audio Interviews - Susan Sontag
BBC - BBC Four - Audio Interviews - Susan Sontag
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Accused by some critics of being "a walking inventory of radical chic attitudes", Susan Sontag remains a passionate intellectual writer who has galvanized an entire generation with her ideas.
www.bbc.co.uk /bbcfour/audiointerviews/profilepages/sontags1.shtml   (71 words)

 The New York Review of Books: Susan Sontag
The New York Review of Books: Susan Sontag
Down Home by Bob Adelman, text edited by Susan Hall
The cover date of the next issue of The New York Review of Books will be October 5, 2006.
www.nybooks.com /authors/715   (792 words)

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