Susan Sontag Quotes (170 quotes)
“A fiction about soft or easy deaths is part of the mythology of most diseases that are not considered shameful or demeaning.”
Illness as Metaphor (1978)
“AIDS obliges people to think of sex as having, possibly, the direst consequences: suicide. Or murder.”
AIDS and its Metaphor (1989)
“AIDS occupies such a large part in our awareness because of what it has been taken to represent. It seems the very model of all the catastrophes privileged populations feel await them.”
Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and Its Metaphors (2013 edition), Penguin UK - ISBN: 9780141911762
The benefactor: a novel (1978 edition), Delta
“"Camp" is a vision of the world in terms of style - but a particular style. It is the love of the exaggerated.”
Against Interpretation and Other Essays (2013 edition), Penguin UK - ISBN: 9780141976471
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Born: January 16, 1933
Died: December 28, 2004 (aged 71)
Occupation: Author, novelist, essayist
Bio: Susan Sontag was an American essayist, literary icon, and political activist whose works include On Photography, Against Interpretation, The Way We Live Now, and Regarding the Pain of Others.