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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 the Crucial Difference Between Being in the Middle and Being at the Center
Susan Sontag on the Crucial Difference Between Being in the Middle and Being at the Center

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

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Narrowly Selective Transparency: Susan Sontag on Photography vs. the Other Arts
Narrowly Selective Transparency: Susan Sontag on Photography vs. the Other Arts

“While a painting or a prose description can never be other than a narrowly selective interpretation, a photograph can be treated as a narrowly selective transparency.”

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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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The Project of Literature: Susan Sontag on Writing, Routines, Education, and Elitism in a 1992 Recording from the 92Y Archives
The Project of Literature: Susan Sontag on Writing, Routines, Education, and Elitism in a 1992 Recording from the 92Y Archives

“A writer is someone who pays attention to the world — a writer is a professional observer.”

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