Critic & Writer Susan Sontag - RIP

Susan Sontag, cultural critic par excellence, died on December 28th at the age of 71. Known as the author of numerous novels, stories, plays, and works of non-fiction, she was also celebrated as a leading commentator on art and aesthetics. Her writings, Against Interpretation, On Style, Notes on Camp and On Photography, significantly influenced modern aesthetic sensibilities. Sontag was also an outspoken feminist activist and opponent of war, with her candor making her a favored target of conservatives. Overseas she was highly regarded as an American intellectual who spoke truth to power (In 2003 Sontag won Germany’s highest literary honor, the German Peace Prize).

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