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American writer and filmmaker, professor, and activist (1933-2004)wd:Q152824
country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: English
educated at: University of Paris (1896-1968), Harvard University, University of Oxford, University of Chicago, University of California, Berkeley
occupation: writer, film director, screenwriter, professor, essayist, novelist, philosopher, literary critic, journalist, feminist, film critic, author, theater director, human rights activist, historian
award received: Jerusalem Prize, Prince of Asturias Literary Prize, Peace Prize of the German Publishers' Association, National Book Award, George Polk Award, Harvard Centennial Medal, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, Ordre des arts et des Lettres, MacArthur Fellows Program, National Book Award for Fiction
Susan Sontag (; January 16, 1933 – December 28, 2004) was an American writer, filmmaker, philosopher, teacher, and political activist. She mostly wrote essays, but also published novels; she published her first major work, the essay "Notes on 'Camp'," in 1964. Her best-known works include On Photography, Against Interpretation, Styles of Radical Will, 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, human rights, and communism and leftist ideology. Although her essays and speeches sometimes drew controversy, she has been described as "one of the most influential critics of her generation."
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2003 book-length essay by Susan Sontagwd:Q7307965
1978 work of critical theory by Susan Sontagwd:Q1291142
The Way We Live Now ( 1986 )
1986 short story by Susan Sontag about the early AIDS Crisis
author: Susan Sontag