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Susan Sontag on the Perils of Publicity in Creative Work
Susan Sontag on the Perils of Publicity in Creative Work

“Publicity in general is a very destructive thing, for any artist.”

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How Susan Sontag Possessed New York and Subverted Sexual Stereotypes
How Susan Sontag Possessed New York and Subverted Sexual Stereotypes

“Sontag seemed to exude an irresistible mixture of intelligence, hipness, sex, and beauty.”

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Susan Sontag on Being in the Middle versus Being at the Center
Susan Sontag on Being in the Middle versus Being at the Center

Why true neutrality is not an abstinence from taking sides of but an act of compassion.

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Famous Writers on the Creative Benefits of Keeping a Diary
Famous Writers on the Creative Benefits of Keeping a Diary

Reflections on the value of recording our inner lives from Woolf, Thoreau, Sontag, Emerson, Nin, Plath, and more.

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Debriefing: Susan Sontag Reads from <em>I, Etcetera</em>
Debriefing: Susan Sontag Reads from I, Etcetera

“With more people, there are more voices to tune out.”

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Susan Sontag on Beauty vs. Interestingness
Susan Sontag on Beauty vs. Interestingness

Defying consumerism and the banality of the beautiful, or why our capacity for astonishment endures.

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