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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
Existence is no more than the precarious attainment of relevance in an intensely mobile flux of past, present, and future.

R
Depression is melancholy minus its charms -- the animation, the fits.
A
Fear of sexuality is the new, disease-sponsored register of the universe of fear in which everyone now lives.
N
Fewer and fewer Americans possess objects that have a patina, old furniture, grandparents pots and pans -- the used things, warm with generations of human touch, essential to a human landscape.
K
I envy paranoids; they actually feel people are paying attention to them.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Styles of Radical Will," "Thinking Against Oneself': Reflections on Cioran," 1969.
R: "Illness As Metaphor," ch. 7, 1978.
A: "AIDS and Its Metaphors," ch. 7, 1989.
N: "On Photography," "Melancholy Objects," 1977.
K: In Time Out (London, 19 Aug 1992).
   


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