Susan Sontag

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To romanticise or demonise – not the only ways to frame working-class lives | Kenan Malik
A Chris Killip and Graham Smith retrospective from the 70s and 80s captures an absence of hope still felt today

Kenan Malik

15, Oct, 2022 @6:23 PM

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In her gracious acceptance of death, Deborah James has given us lessons in how to live | Nicci Gerrard
None of us truly knows how we will behave when the inevitable gets ever closer. Facing it squarely might allow us to savour those final moments

Nicci Gerrard

15, May, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Pain on the page: is this the end of the hysterical, ill woman of literature?
From Hilary Mantel to Irenosen Okojie, contemporary writers are rewriting the story of illness and the female body

Arifa Akbar

19, Jun, 2021 @11:00 AM

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'The pictures will not go away': Susan Sontag's lifelong obsession with suffering
The great critic shaped our understanding of the camera’s position in culture, which she continued to sharpen in her last days following the Iraq war

Benjamin Moser

17, Sep, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Sontag: Her Life by Benjamin Moser review – heavyweight study of a critical colossus
Susan Sontag’s rise from gawky swot to opinion leader is incisively charted

Peter Conrad

08, Sep, 2019 @6:00 AM

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Sontag: Her Life by Benjamin Moser review – the sage of America’s cultural elite
A skilful new life of Susan Sontag captures her radical self-inventions and dazzling ideas

Lara Feigel

05, Sep, 2019 @6:30 AM

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Susan Sontag is just the latest woman known to have had her work stolen by a man
Women are increasingly taking control of their narratives, but we will need a lot more books and films to right all the wrongs

Yomi Adegoke

15, May, 2019 @4:51 PM

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From Susan Sontag to the Met Gala: Jon Savage on the evolution of camp
First published in 1964, Sontag’s pioneering essay Notes on Camp was a cultural earthquake. Fifty years on, as the theme of this year’s Met Gala, has camp finally gone mainstream?

Jon Savage

08, May, 2019 @4:15 PM

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How will Met Gala 2019 guests translate camp into costumes?
This year’s concept – ‘Camp: Notes on Fashion’, taken from a Susan Sontag essay – could push a refuge for the marginalised mainstream

Morwenna Ferrier

03, May, 2019 @2:24 PM

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New York’s Met Museum showcases the power of camp in new exhibition
Camp: Notes on Fashion will tell the story of camp’s origins from Versailles to 1930s Berlin

Jess Cartner-Morley in Milan

22, Feb, 2019 @11:35 AM

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'I was very angry' – the last interview with Jonas Mekas, godfather of avant garde film
He mentored Warhol, partied with Dalí and showed John and Yoko the perfect espresso. In this interview given shortly before his death, the film-making legend looked back on his amazing life

Simon Hattenstone

24, Jan, 2019 @10:45 AM

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If only our love of all things camp was more than skin deep | Eva Wiseman
The mainstreaming of camp must not smother our bigotry with a piece of chiffon

Eva Wiseman

21, Oct, 2018 @8:00 AM

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