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Sontag, Susan (1933–2004) American literary and cultural critic. 

A Dictionary of Critical Theory

Ian Buchanan

Born in New York City, but raised in Tucson and Los Angeles, Sontag gained a BA from the University of Chicago. She did graduate work at Harvard, Oxford, and the Sorbonne, but never completed a higher degree. She taught briefly at Columbia University, but for most of her life she lived by her writing. Her essay ‘Notes on Camp’ (... ...

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