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Susan Sontag, 1933-2004

According to the New York Times, Susan Sontag died today of complications from acute myelogenous leukemia.

I’m a bit in shock, I think. Against Interpretation was one of the books that drove me back into grad school, determined to write about contemporary culture in a way both smart and approachable. Today, what smarts I have are escaping me, and I’m left with precious little of interest to say.


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