Susan Sontag Biography

Susan Sontag was an American writer and filmmaker, teacher and political activist, publishing 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. Her essays and speeches sometimes drew criticism. The New York Review of Books called her "one of the most influential critics of her generation." Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Susan Sontag
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Writer, Novelist, Cultural critic, Essayist, Author, Film director, Screenwriter, Teacher
Ethnicity:
Jewish American
Religion:
Judaism
Date of Birth:
January 16, 1933
Astrological Sign:
Capricorn
Date of Death:
December 28, 2004
Age at Death:
71
Cause of Death:
Leukemia, Myelodysplastic syndrome, Cancer
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