December 28, 2004

Susan Sontag Dead

Damn. Double damn.

Some Sontag resources:

WRITINGS: INTERVIEWS: OTHER WORDS/LECTURES: Posted by DrMabuse at December 28, 2004 10:50 AM

A truly wonderful writer and person has left us. But the likes of Dale Peck and Stanley Crouch still exist to annoy us with their bullshit and pseudo-talent. How unfair is that???????????????

Posted by: Linda at December 28, 2004 02:07 PM


Posted by: sean at December 28, 2004 07:27 PM

C-Span this evening (5-8 PM ET) rebroadcast a three-hour interview with Susan Sontag from March 2003, when GWBush was racing towards Iraq and she had published her "Regarding the Pain of Othesr." She fielded questions from callers, spoke of her life and work, of religion, politics and going to the movies. I did not hear that she was gone until I turned off the tv and turned on the computer. It is a sad day for decency and high intellgence.

Posted by: Cliff Steward at December 28, 2004 08:43 PM


Your diligence in compiling these Sontag links speaks volumes to your dedication and intelligence. Thanks for that.

I will never forget (or forgive) the virtual wall of silence in the US that met the awarding of the major German Peace Prize ( I think in 1993) to Sontag and the typically compelling acceptance
remarks that Sontag made.

A brilliant thinker and courageous person, of which we seem to be in short supply.

Posted by: birnbaum at December 29, 2004 02:43 AM

Thanks so much for compiling these links, it was great to read and reread and remember.

Posted by: krimpet at December 29, 2004 03:04 PM

Thanks for these links. You might want to add a link to the entry on Sontag in the Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States (which I wrote).

Posted by: Sally Greene at January 3, 2005 05:56 AM