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Susan Sontag


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Susan Sontag is one of America's best-known and most admired writers. Her critical essays have established her as one of the leading commentators on contemporary culture. She is the author of several work of fiction and her non-fiction includes ILLNESS AS METAPHOR. She has also written and directed four feature films and stages plays in the US and Europe.
 
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