from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Sontag, Susan 1933-2004. American writer noted for her essays on contemporary culture, especially those contained in Against Interpretation (1966).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A knitted worsted jacket, worn over the waist of a woman's dress.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A knitted or crocheted covering for a woman's shoulders. It was worn outside the dress like a cape, and was tied down round the waist.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. United States writer (born in 1933)
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Susan Sontag is back in the public discourse recently in relation with the opening of Diane Arbus retrospective at the Met.
Susan Sontag is ready to be the same film's Ralph Bellamy figure, a little laughed at but endearing and honest and serious to the point of solemnity.
I think I am going to pick up Nin’s diaries next – Sontag is so relentlessly hard on herself, so utterly convinced she isn’t worthy, I think some comparison reading will be fascinating!
All the same, I should not call Sontag's book a romance so much as a moral tale, with reflections on many different topics coming out of it like balloons from a cartoon strip.
Sullivan has his "Sontag" awards - a very useful shorthand to describe prose that is reflexivly anti-West or anti-American; the von Hoffman award for the statements of political foretelling that are nearly 100% inaccurate, and the Derbyshire award for - I _think_ - some type of homophobia.
He said he'd call Sontag tomorrow and tell him the version of the story you concocted and ask for his cooperation. "
I have to call Sontag and prime him for tomorrow's news conference. "
She was criticized, most notably by Susan Sontag, for providing the cheap thrills of gazing at freaks.
I got to meet a bunch of friendly Denverites, and talk to Chris Messina (who was there to speak about activity streams) and Luke Sontag (also visiting from Portland) about open web projects.
In contrast to Disney, with its lush visuals and stark storylines, the sophistication of “The Simpsons” was all in the scripts, which are highly literate, gaily referring to everything from Susan Sontag to “Citizen Kane”.
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