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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
This city is neither a jungle nor the moon. . . . In long shot: a cosmic smudge, a conglomerate of bleeding energies. Close up, it is a fairly legible printed circuit, a transistorized labyrinth of beastly tracks, a data bank for asthmatic voice-prints.

R
The only interesting answers are those which destroy the questions.
A
The truth is always something that is told, not something that is known. If there were no speaking or writing, there would be no truth about anything. There would only be what is.
N
War-making is one of the few activities that people are not supposed to view "realistically;" that is, with an eye to expense and practical outcome. In all-out war, expenditure is all-out, unprudent. . .
K
Victims suggest innocence. And innocence, by the inexorable logic that governs all relational terms, suggests guilt.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Debriefing," in American Review (New York, Sept. 1973; repr. in I, Etcetera, 1978).
R: In "Esquire," 1968.
A: The Benefactor, ch. 1 (1963).
N: "AIDS and Its Metaphors," ch. 1, 1989.
K: "AIDS and Its Metaphors," ch. 1, 1989.
   


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