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Susan Sontag

Biography

American author who wrote On Photography, Against Interpretation, JUST HOW We Live Now, and Disease as Metaphor, among additional works. Her several literary honors are the Country wide Book Critics Group Award, the MacArthur Fellowship, as well as the Country wide Publication Award. She was raised in NEW YORK and later analyzed at both University or college of California, Berkeley as well as the University or college of Chicago. She released her first function of fiction, The Benefactor, in 1963. THE BRAND NEW York Overview of Books known as her probably one of the most important critics of her era. She was bisexual and experienced significant associations with men and women, notably Philip Rieff (whom she wedded at age group seventeen after a ten-day-long dating period) and professional photographer Annie Leibovitz. During her period at the University or college of Chicago, she became close friends with future movie director Mike Nichols.

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Full Name Susan Sontag
Date Of Birth January 16, 1933
Place Of Birth New York City, NY
Profession Novelist
Education Radcliffe College, University of Chicago, University of Paris, University of Toronto Mississauga, Harvard University, North Hollywood High School, University of California, Berkeley
Nationality American
Spouse Philip Rieff
Children David Rieff
Parents Mildred Jacobson, Jack Rosenblatt
Siblings Judith Rosenblatt
Partner Annie Leibovitz
Awards Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, Jerusalem Prize for the Freedom of the Individual in Society, Princess of Asturias Award for Literature, MacArthur Fellowship, National Book Award for Fiction, National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism, Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada
Nominations National Book Award for Arts and Letters (Nonfiction), Lambda Literary Award for AIDS
Movies Promised Lands, Duet for Cannibals, Brother Carl
Star Sign Capricorn

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Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Letter from Venice1983writer
Voices1983TV Series narrative script - 1 episode
Promised Lands1974Documentary
Brother Carl1971
Duet for Cannibals1969writer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Letter from Venice1983
Promised Lands1974Documentary
Brother Carl1971
Duet for Cannibals1969

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Zelig1983Susan Sontag - Contemporary Interviews

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
La primavera2012Documentary the director wishes to thank
Absolute Wilson2006Documentary dedicatee
Din of Celestial Birds2006Short dedicatee

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Absolute Wilson2006DocumentaryHerself
Joe Chaikin's Life in the Theatre2004Video documentaryHerself
Alexandria2003TV SeriesHerself
Campus, le magazine de l'écrit2003TV Series documentaryHerself
Die Liebhaberin des Vulkans - Mit Susan Sonntag in New York2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
Negro sobre blanco2002TV SeriesHerself
Joseph Cornell: Worlds in a Box1991TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Poet Remembers1989TV MovieHerself
Everyman1989TV Series documentaryHerself
Sarah1988TV Short documentaryHerself (voice)
Do Not Enter: The Visa War Against Ideas1986DocumentaryHerself
Àngel Casas Show1984TV SeriesHerself
Mauvaise conduite1984DocumentaryHerself
Voices1983TV SeriesHerself
Town Bloody Hall1979DocumentaryHerself (uncredited)
Vive le cinéma1972TV Series documentaryHerself
Screen Test #31966ShortHerself (uncredited)
Screen Test #41966ShortHerself (uncredited)
Galaxie1966Herself
Monitor1965TV Series documentaryHerself - Presenter 'Cheese...Andy Warhol's Studio' / Herself
Screen Test #11965ShortHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 50 Year Argument2014DocumentaryHerself - Contributor
Regarding Susan Sontag2014DocumentaryHerself
Great Thinkers: In Their Own Words2011TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Imagine2006-2008TV Series documentaryHerself
American Masters2006TV Series documentaryHerself
Understanding Modern Societies1993TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Reader, 'Everyman'

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