Susan Sontag


Susan Sontag (1933–2004) was a novelist, playwright, filmmaker, and one of the most influential critics of her generation. Her books include Against Interpretation, On Photography, Illness as Metaphor, and The Volcano Lover.

Books
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    Growing Up Absurd

    Growing Up Absurd, originally commissioned as a study of juvenile delinquency and later a bible of the 1960s student rebellion, remains essential and troubling reading for anyone who cares about the problems of the young.”
    —A.O. Scott, The New York Times

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    The Case of Comrade Tulayev

    The best novel ever written about the Stalinist purges is also a classic tale of risk and adventure that stands beside Malraux’s Man’s Fate and Hemingway’s For Whom the Bell Tolls.