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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.
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.

In good films, there is always a directness that entirely frees us from the itch to interpret.
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.
It is not suffering as such that is most deeply feared but suffering that degrades.
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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