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Susan Sontag
(1933-2004) born on
Jan 16
US author, critic. She was one of the most influential contemporary American critics, utilizing new sensibility to evaluate art.
A family's photograph album is generally about the extended family -- and, often, is all that remains of it.

A large part of the popularity and persuasiveness of psychology comes from its being a sublimated spiritualism: a secular, ostensibly scientific way of affirming the primacy of "spirit" over matter.
"Camp" is a vision of the world in terms of style but a particular style. It is the love of the exaggerated.
A fiction about soft or easy deaths. . . is part of the mythology of most diseases that are not considered shameful or demeaning.
Any critic is entitled to wrong judgments, of course. But certain lapses of judgment indicate the radical failure of an entire sensibility.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: On Photography, "In Plato's Cave" (1977).
R: "Illness As Metaphor," ch. 7, 1978.
A: Against Interpretation and Other Essays," Farrar, Straus & Giroux 66
N: "AIDS and Its Metaphors," ch. 4, 1989.
K: "Against Interpretation," "The Literary Criticism of George Luk cs," 1966.

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