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.

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  • 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.

    Vitro Nasu » 2005 » March

  • 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.

    Odd Couple

  • 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!

    Getting Published « Tales from the Reading Room

  • 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.

    A Moral Tale

  • 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.

    punditarians - Anil Dash

  • He said he'd call Sontag tomorrow and tell him the version of the story you concocted and ask for his cooperation. "

    Blind Alley

  • I have to call Sontag and prime him for tomorrow's news conference. "

    Blind Alley

  • She was criticized, most notably by Susan Sontag, for providing the cheap thrills of gazing at freaks.

    Michael Roth: Thinking Photography With Diane Arbus and Errol Morris

  • 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.

    Travel: Ruby and Denver « Dyepot, Teapot

  • 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”.

    2010 January « One Size Fits One


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