Back in november, we told you that the diaries of the late bisexual writer susan sontag (1933-2004) would soon be published by her son the first volume of the diary, reborn, journals & notebooks, 1947-1963 (farrar, straus & giroux), was published this month, and to fantastic critical reviews. Sontag, who gleefully rejected any inquiries into her private life, much to the anger of gay and women’s rights activists, has left behind her most intimate thoughts in a collection of diaries.
Susan sontag: a biography is a spectacular read in its entirety, chronicling sontag’s career and the trajectory of intellectual luminosity, her loves, her political and social activism, her decades-long battles with depression and cancer, and her mission to “defend the universal role of the writer against the opposition of her times.
“regarding susan sontag”: a style guide for the young, queer, and whipsmart by fonseca thus solidifying the fact that no queer woman is ever truly exempt from the lesbian spit chain.
The last time i met camille paglia, she stormed off the stage the questions from the audience, she said at the event i'd helped to organise, were too unintelligent to take up her time.
Sontag has been endlessly berated for many years by gay and lesbian activists for refusing to wholeheartedly take on a lesbian identity, and again it is only on her death and the publication of.
The recently released volume of susan sontag’s diaries, as consciousness is harnessed to flesh: journals and notebooks, 1964-1980 (public library), is a treasure trove of insight — on writing, on censorship, on aphorisms — from the deepest corners of one of the greatest minds in modern history but besides her extraordinary intellect. Sontag was a prolific essayist whose relationship with photographer annie leibovitz was only really solidified publicly after her death it was well-known and accepted that she was bisexual, but she kept most of her private life private, so something tells me she wouldn't be so excited to know that her journals are being made available. Culture books news susan sontag: 'it was so beautiful when h began making love to me' the very personal diaries of susan sontag, activist and writer, are to be made public by her only son.
A documentary about sontag directed by nancy kates, titled regarding susan sontag, was released in 2014 it received the special jury mention for best documentary feature at the 2014 tribeca film festival.