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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
Illness is the night-side of life, a more onerous citizenship. Everyone who is born holds dual citizenship, in the kingdom of the well and in the kingdom of the sick.

R
In good films, there is always a directness that entirely frees us from the itch to interpret.
A
It is not altogether wrong to say that there is no such thing as a bad photograph -- only less interesting, less relevant, less mysterious ones.
N
It is not suffering as such that is most deeply feared but suffering that degrades.
K
Interpretation is the revenge of the intellect upon art.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Illness as Metaphor."
R: "Against Interpretation," sct. 7; in "Evergreen Review," Dec 1964.
A: "On Photography," "The Heroism of Vision," 1977.
N: "AIDS and Its Metaphors," ch. 4, 1989.
K: "Against Interpretation," sct. 4; in "Evergreen Review," Dec 1964.
   


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