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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.
         
   
F
A family's photograph album is generally about the extended family -- and, often, is all that remains of it.

R
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.
A
"Camp" is a vision of the world in terms of style but a particular style. It is the love of the exaggerated.
N
A fiction about soft or easy deaths. . . is part of the mythology of most diseases that are not considered shameful or demeaning.
K
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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